Onions are sprouting and so is the garlic. I have sowed beetroot, parsnips, lettuce and peas in trays of potting compost in the polytunnel and I will plant up the rest of the containers in a few weeks.
We also have potatoes 🥔 chitting in their net bags on the book case in the front room. Domino one of our smallholder cats is not very happy that they are there because he likes to have a cat nap on top of the bookcase.
I filled two barrels with fresh fym and added a few inches of soil. Hopefully these will be hot 🔥 beds and generate heat to force crops in a few weeks time.
My next job is to go collecting seaweed from a beach which is about 5 minutes from where we live. The beach owner allows me to collect seaweed from their beach.
There are supposed to be 50 trace elements in seaweed and it's one natural fertilizer that contains no weeds. Unlike fym that always adds some weeds to the veg plot.
Couch grass and nettles are the pernicious weeds that like my plot. At least I don't have ground elder or Mares Tail.
What pernicious weeds to you have on your allotment or veg patch? Do you use weedkiller? I don't and never have used them on my veg plot in the countryside next to the sea.