I can't believe it's April already, where has it gone. The weather so far has been pretty appalling, we had snow in March. At least the sun came out for a couple of days, so off to the plot.
I had managed to finish digging over the end bit of the plot, very slowly due to not wanting to hurt my knees again. So I took my chitted potatoes down to get them in. Luckily this year the mice didn't eat them, I put some poison down in the greenhouse this year. A friend from FB has just had her dog die, the vet said it was poisoning probably due to eating a dead mouse killed by rat/mouse poison, so that's it, no more poison going down ever. I had put mine where the dogs couldn't get it but hadn't thought of them eating a dead mouse. So next year I will have to find another way of keeping the mice out.
I planted 4 rows of potatoes and have space for another one. I dig a spade depth and put some manure into it, then some chicken pellets and a magic ingredient. Now to see if the magic works. Last year I had a good crop, although I didn't record any of it. This year I will make notes of what I get out of the plot.
I covered the fertilizers with a layer of soil before putting the potatoes in, then covered them over. I will be able to earth up a bit later but usually cover with grass clippings.