Sunday 16th May 2021 – Dodging the showers all day!

I made a decision about a month ago that from 6pm on Saturday until 8am on Monday morning I would put my phone in silent. I know this may sound rather odd to some of you, but when you’re self employed there are times when you just have to switch off and have a bit of time to yourself. No work phone calls or texts can be that important between those times. I’ve also decided to not answer any claire’s allotment messages during that time as well, they will just have to wait until Monday. I do check my phone occasionally just incase there is a phone call or message from family, but other than that it’s a phone free day. Try it, it’s very liberating.

I know this may sound odd to some of you, but Sunday is a bell ringing, gardening and family day. I’m enjoying it so far and will keep this up for as long as I feel necessary.

So first thing this morning I did my bit of bell ringing, then spent time with the family, and then the entire afternoon was supposed to be spent in the garden. However, the rain had other ideas. I’m sure like the rest of you the weather was very changeable today. One moment it was sunny and the next it poured with rain. It was a little “trying” to say the least.

When the rains came, I hurried back in the house, put more washing on, made some more ice cream, watched the very bizarre “Biggles” film with Mark and various other household chores. But when the sun came out I was back in the garden seeing what I could do.

It took a while, but I managed to plant out all my Exhibition Onions. It is a little late to start them now off from seeds, but you can buy plants from here and then continue growing on yourself.

Here’s how I planted both my Onions and Leeks out….. (this was filmed last year when the sun decided to shine all day long)…..

And finally, after lots of dodging the showers I plant out all my Leeks.

Again it’s too late to sow from seeds, but plants are available from here.

I also managed to plant out the few Spinach plants I have.

You don’t need much room to plant out spinach, you can either have a long line, or plants them in a little group. Here’s how I plant out mine.

You can still sow Spinach seeds right up until the end of May, possibly to the middle of June.

Because of the latest rain we’ve had all the recently sowed seeds are germinating really well, these are my Beetroot which are just popping through the soil.

I wanted to do loads more today, but the rain stopped that, but at least I didn’t have to water. I’ve got a full week of work again this week, so hopefully when I get home I’ll be able to pop out in the garden to get a few more bits done, even if it’s just for half an hour. Little and often is the key.

Have a wonderful week and I hope that you’re able to dodge the showers as well xxx

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1 Response to Sunday 16th May 2021 – Dodging the showers all day!

  1. Wesley Hancock says:

    We all need “me time”and family time is very important well done for switching off your phone.Really enjoy your posts.

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