We always seem to get a ‘blocking high’ in the middle of February, a couple of weeks of very calm weather that’s either grey and foggy or bright and crisp. Whichever it is, it’s not raining! The soil starts to dry out and take up a bit of early spring warmth.
So we went down yesterday to rake over the beds to start getting a good tilth. We had dug over the plot in December, leaving large clods to be broken down by the frost. Ian got to work with his Wolf Garten propagator while I followed up with the rake.
We also planted the onion sets, giving them a good dusting of bonfire ash for the phosphorus and a layer of fleece to keep the pigeons from pulling them up.