short update – did some good diggin and felt a glorious return to the earth feeling and mentioned to her indoors that I felt quite fatherly to the earth I was preparing!!!
This is for the potato patch which is a 5 by 4 meter area next to last years allotment strips which wasn’t cultivated for last year. So it’s been back to the bastard trenching/double digging technique. I added nigeycompost to the lower layer which is not ‘nigeyoutput’ as her indoors suggested but nigey-created-from-kitchen-scraps.
One strip of it left to go, and again I feel the loss of time during the week when I’m at work in the daytime and it’s dark when I get back. :< but then I have a 3-day weekend most weeks ! :> but I need to get it sorted ASAP before baby no 4 arrives !!!! :> :< !!!! and amongst other jobs like getting the chicken accomodation sorted.
I tried to take a pic to illustrate my backbreaking smelly work of getting car loads of horse manure in. Unfortunatly it was such a sunny day that the light has knackered the shot, but you get the general vibe of a car boot-load. The windows still steamed up for a few days after I had taken it all out!!