Only 4 weeks ago most of the area was waist deep in snow, today though it was a rather warm 46 degrees on our patio. There are still 3 weeks to go before the clocks go forward but the signs of the area springing to life are everywhere. The olive and almond groves are full of blossom and the fields in the campo are gradualy turning green.
So gardening is the task of the week (providing the weather doesnt take a down turn which could well happen!) The past few years we have missed the seasons due to work and renovation etc but this year with the outside space almost finished we have decided to plan the garden so come summer it will be crammed with herbs and colour.
A little snow is still left on the tops of the Sierra de Maria mountains, picture post card stuff on a day like this. It could be mid summer with the blue sky and not a cloud in sight.
The terracotta plant pot, so cheap in Spain that you can buy hundreds of them! We filled ours with a manure compost mix (see compost post) then filled the top with top soil. An extension of a raised bed has been approved by the neighbours and we are planning to have an assortment of potatoes, lettuce, beetroot, courgettes, carrots and other salad type veggies. It will also save a few euros over the summer plus it always tends to taste better when you grow it yourself..