Plans and lists for March


I’m really keen to get going on the plot now, but the weather seems to have other ideas. It’s either freezing cold, or too wet, or anything else I can use as an excuse to stay at home and fill out some pages of my journal instead!

So the plot has been somewhat planned out. The space on paper never quite seems to correspond with the actual plot space, so no doubt my measurements are out somewhere and the plans will end up changing along the way. Or I just change my mind at planting time. It’s a gardener’s prerogative!

I have managed at least one day (okay, maybe half a day) on the plot to dig over the brassica bed, spread a couple of bags of compost and plant out a bed of shallots. I’m sure it won’t be long before full action gets under way.

I also have a windowsill full of seedlings, so I’m not doing too badly.

journal pages Feb


And a to-do-list for March has been inked and illustrated, so I’m pretty committed to it. Not sure I’ll be ticking them off or scribbling out those I fail to do, in my usual style.

It’s a start at least no?

Come on spring!


  1. An excellent start. Planning is everything. The weather has been against us this winter but with Easter falling early at least we know we have the possibility of a day or two on the plot before the end of the month. I am definitely giving tomatoes a break this year and I was going to do the same for broad beans but I had half a packet of red epicure so I’ve sown them in a tray for planting out later. Your illustrations are wonderful Zoe, thank you for sharing.


    • Thanks. Yes I’m looking forward to some time on the plot over Easter, let’s hope the weather is in our favour. Let me know how you get on with red Epicure, I might try them next year as they look so nice.


  2. I wish I had your artistic ability. I would love to be able to do something like that. I am still 2 months from the last frost date but I am ready. I cant wait for full blown garden season.

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    • Yes, it’s a good couple of months before we can plant any tender plants out. There’s a good frost outside this morning. Oh well, the warmer weather will soon be here.


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