The Chef’s plot is waterlogged! 20mm of water was tipped out of the rain gauge today, and 12 mm yesterday. Last week spring seemed to be on the way as the sun and wind had dried out the soil. But that was a false start – it will be several weeks before the garden can be worked. It is unlikely that the potatoes will be planted in March.
The fleece covering the potato ground will keep the frost out, but unfortunately this rain has gone right through it – resulting in a waterlogged plot.