I just cleared the small patch I managed to clear last year, but the rest of that wilderness still looks a mess. I am up for hitting it with glyphosphate a couple of times and then putting it down to anything that spreads and starves out weeds. The problem is it goes into shade behind a big wall at lunchtime, so although it gets realy good morning sun I think its hopeless persevereing with it to grow any veg. I hate to give in, but it is definately not going to bring me joy.
I don't mind greenhouse stuff, and growing herbs. I may even be able to suffer raised beds and get them ready for the winter veg especially chard which is one of my favorites.
I am going to rebuild my makeshift greenhouse again this year. The plastic has got tattered in the winter weather but the idea of it worked well. I enjoyed growing mixed salad and herbs in growbags, and even if these were £2.50 each did provide a huge amount of salad stuff compared to the cost of buying those stupid little bags. I am going to rotate these and start a new bag off every 2 weeks.
I am going to grow my tomatoes in bags in the same greenhouse. They did fantastically well in my glass greenhouse, but the cucumbers didn't do well in the plastic one. I just need to put a borage plant in with the plastic greenhouse to get the pollinators in there.
Well at least I am planning something. I do have bad winters I suppose. I find it difficult to be motivated to do much at all in winter. It seems to me winter veg may be a lot more rewarding, in that perhaps weeds don't grow so fast, and I may get a lot more fresh green veg to keep those vitimins coming.
So far that mound of ground I dug out and solarised hasn't shown any sign of bindweed though. I has a few other weeds growing on the top of it, I am going to keep a close eye on it and see if there are any bindweed shoots by May, if not I might use it in pots having gone to all the trouble of digging it up. It's pretty heavy stuff so I suppose something has to be mixed with it.
It cooled of pretty quickly as the sun went down, and once I dug out the ground from under my nails decided to come on here and congratulate myself a bit, also remind myself the things I plan not to do!
Time for a cuppa!