A new year, and a nice day yesterday meant I biked down Leslie Street to check on my allotment garden. Finally! It feels like spring again.
The ground still feels a bit too wet (and it’s a bit early) to weed and expose all the soil to the wind. I need to add soil, not to lose it due to wind erosion! I pulled up the stalks from the annual shiso, but will leave the rest of the weeds until it gets a bit closer to when I’m going to plant things.
I did some planting in the fall — after I went to the Garlic festival, I put 53 cloves of garlic in one bed.
I’m not sure what I’m going to plant where yet, but there will be more tomatoes and basil. I’ve still got some time to figure the rest of it out. I got my copy of Square Foot Gardening back, so I’ll review it — it’s got really good data on crop rotation and how much to plant to meet your eating needs.
I also have some lavatera seeds I harvested, although I suspect I didn’t get them all before they fell to the ground, so they may sprout without any help from me.