This week has been one to enjoy the spring weather. I’ve still got blocked sinuses so I haven’t been to the pool (which is annoying), but I have done plenty of walking and some yoga. My to do list hasn’t made much progress though and I think that’s because I did a load of stuff in the garden ahead of it. To be honest the garden needed some attention anyway, so maybe it was just as well.
I’ve been getting ready to plant seeds for the new growing season. I don’t tend to start too early as my greenhouse is unheated. I’ve been busy cleaning, tidying and washing pots. I still have to finish this job off, but I got distracted from that by other work. I’ve decided to try to garden by the phases of the moon this year – I know this might seem a bit new age, but at least it is a cycle of nature. I gave this a try one year in the past in a bit of a half-hearted way, but I did seem to have more success that year, so I’m trying it again this year. This week was a good week for planting root crops, so I dug over the beds and planted seed potatoes and carrots in two of them.
Still swatting in this year’s root bed were a few brassicas that have been in all winter. I’m planning to harvest these soon so I can plant some more carrots next time the moon is in the right phase. The good thing about having to plant in a particular phase is that you actually get out there and do it. This time last week I would have laughed if you had said I’d have the seed potatoes in the ground as I hadn’t even bought them then.
I’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors this week with all the gardening, plus doing an extra long walk in the countryside. Luckily there has been plenty of sunshine, so it’s been very pleasant to do.