Saturday, 1 January 2022

January 2022

 Well here we are again at the start of another year, the warmest New Year on record. I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and didn’t put on too many unwanted pounds over the festive season. Still, even if you did, it is a good excuse to get out into the garden over the coming weeks as the weather begins to warm up and start preparing for the growing season. I guess I am not the only one, but as soon as January arrives I am eager to start doing something, whether sowing seeds on a warm windowsill or propagator or preparing the allotment ready for planting at the earliest opportunity. Even with this I still run out of time come May/June when everything should be in and growing.

 Below is an excerpt of Mr Middleton's New Year musing back in 1935 :

Click on the links to Mr. Middleton's tasks for January below: 

My 2022 Allotment/Garden/Kitchen Diary below:

1st (Saturday) Happy New Year everyone! Visited the allotment today and emptied the kitchen caddy into the compost bin. 
2nd  (Sunday) 
3rd (Monday) 
4th (Tuesday)
5th  (Wednesday) 
6th (Thursday) 
7th (Friday) 
8th (Saturday) Drew up plans for the community garden. Did a small amount of pruning trees at the community garden ready for an arrival on Tuesday. Plenty of rain today. Met with a potential new volunteer.
9th  (Sunday) 
10th (Monday)
11th (Tuesday)
12th (Wednesday) 
13th (Thursday) 
14th (Friday) 
15th (Saturday) 
16th  (Sunday) 
17th (Monday)
18th (Tuesday)
19th (Wednesday)
20th (Thursday) 
21st (Friday) 
22nd (Saturday) 
23rd  (Sunday) 
24th (Monday)
25th (Tuesday)
26th  (Wednesday)
27th (Thursday) 
28th (Friday) 
30th (Saturday) 
31st (Sunday)

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