Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Share the love
Emma Cooper, who is a very kind and giving person, has had another good idea. She's suggesting that we all make an effort to comment on each other's blogs this month. It has dual benefits, downhearted bloggers get a bit of appreciation and spammers get pushed off the page. I'm going to try to join in, although I think 5 comments a day might be a bit much for me so I'm going for 3. Because I read a lot of blogs they won't all be gardening blogs, I'll include a few cooking writers and maybe even one or two of the more off the wall places I like to look at. Whatever, I'll link to them each day and perhaps you'll find something of interest there too.
And because I'm going to write a links post each day this month I should try to get something out about the garden too.
We went back to France just before Easter and discovered it was bitterly cold in Normandy too. In fact, we had snow on the second day although that had melted away into an almost balmy spring warmth by the afternoon. So much to do and very little time to do it in.
The first digging was completed though, on a patch which has been covered with black plastic for nearly 2 years now. It dug over relatively easily with a fork, was full of worms and has now received 200 onion sets and 50 shallots. We also put in a short row of Swift first early potatoes. Ran out of time and space for garlic though. I'll do a few in pots but it looks like we'll be buying our supplies this year which is a pity.
And now those links:
Emma's second day of blogging for this month.
Patrick talks about the loss of Google Reader (which I use and find essential)
Michelle keeps fantastic stats on her vegetable patch in rather more equitable temperatures than I have here.