A wet and cold bank holiday

There is not much chance of doing anything at the allotment this weekend. Pretty much constant rain all weekend and both bank holiday days either side. Snow is forecast also!

Snow at Easter? It’s not as uncommon as expected. The past few years have seen snow or bad frost in April. Heavy frost at around this time (or later) is quite common. My potatoes were killed off completely last year with an extremely heavy frost. Also so were most of the country’s vines for instance.

But this weekend is mostly about the rain. It has not stopped. The rivers are flooding nearby and the water has already crossed over into the food plain. I’ve not visited the allotment but it will be a boggy and muddy mess. It will be a long time before the soggy ground will be ready to dig again.