I'm pretty excited. The weather is getting warmer here (Ireland - Monaghan), and
my fingers are getting itchy for handling a spade.
Last year, I had great results from some cucumbers/marrows from a spot right by
my front gate. Most of the back garden stuff didn't work out too well, but I've
worked hard on clearing away any weeds and digging some raised beds (4x4). I'm
hoping thatll dissuade the nettles from coming back, but I know I'll still have
trouble with them this year.
So far, I've planted parsnips, potatoes, rosemary, peas, and broadbeans. The
garlic and rosemary share half a plot each.
I'll be planting lettuce between the garlics as spring heats up (as suggested by
someone a few weeks ago in this newsgroup).
I made a propagator out of an old hamster cage - sort of like an aquarium, with
a grill top. In that, I've sown tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, and chili
peppers (tabasco). I've never had luck with those kinds of plants, but maybe
this year... here's to hoping!
After work, I'll be planting onions, and more potatoes. I'm hoping there'll be
enough light for me to continue my digging.
I'm building the raised beds by simply digging pathways and throwing the soil on
top of the adjacent plots. Next year, I may build proper walls for the plots,
and ut down bricks for the pathways, as I noticed the pathways get pretty muddy
when it rains.
Looking forward to a more sustainable year,