1. Forgetting that I had planted jerusalem artechokes in early March I dug several of them up in mid April while preparing the ground for the other roots. I only remembered where I had planted them when I spotted one and thought: "That's a funny stone!" I should have left clear markers when I planted them.
2.Sowing autumn sowings and then changing the rotational planting scheme - I now have a tent of turnip rooted chervil where I want to grow potatoes. My expanded soft fruit cage has pushed my rotation further on than I had anticipated. I might just dig them over as despite meeting the requirement to sow the seeds before winter frosts, they haven't appeared yet and they require netting to keep the root fly off. Sometimes it dawns on me that some crops are not popular on allotments for a reason.
|Marooned chervil net|
4.Sowing sweetcorn indoors too early - they need warmth - and open ground. Maybe it will warm up soon.
5.Digging manure into the planned carrot patch - no excuse, it would fork the roots so I will have to sow them elsewhere. I did remember mid way through, so will be able to adjust my planting scheme without upsetting the rotation.
6.Expecting the cutworm to leave the broad bean shoots alone - how dumb is that! I guess I will just have to plant three times as many as I need to allow for the decimation. That's unless you know of an approved organic way of eradicating them. Today I have sown direct to plug the gaps.
|Spot the broad bean!|
As my school reports invariably said: "Could do better"