Early morning over the plots

Pete's Plot Journal

March 2013 - First planting 

By late March 2013, I had got a fair bit of the first half of the plot dug and I was itching to start some crops. Mistake. The ground was nowhere near warm enough and I was trying to direct sow. Also not a sound idea. 
Over time I have learned that starting many crops under cover as seedlings and then planting them out a bit later in the season (after the frosts) was a much better plan. 
You can see I was aiming for the strategy with my newly made cold frames, but I hadn't got it all worked out. 
Note too the weedy little wheel barrow. It did sterling service, considering it was free, but eventually gave up under the weight of soil I was forcing it to carry around.