It’s spring and I am thinking of winter vegetables! Root vegetables are surprisingly easy to grow using no dig methods. Yesterday I sowed parsnips, carrots, radish, Hamburg parsley and scorzonera into a recently applied mulch of compost on top of my heavy clay allotment soil.
At this time of year, gathering food to store from my garden and allotment in the warm, golden light of the afternoons (weather permitting!!), I always think how for our ancestors this must have been a time of celebration, busy-ness and uncertainty – so much to harvest, prepare and preserve!
May is always a busy month for gardeners and it feels even more so this year here – is that the same for you?
Every year I mulch my no dig allotment with an inch or two of composted manure or homemade compost, but this year I am trying something different!
We had cardboard, we had compost, wheelbarrows and manure forks – all we needed to make a new no dig bed on weedy grass!