We've been sorting out the garlic bed, separating and replanting the bulbs. We've transplanted some under cloches. We've actually got shit loads of garlic, way to much for us to eat, iv still got a whole tray full from the end of the summer. We will have to sell some, which is good because it's a cash crop, It's labor intensive though.
Also transplanted some purple potatoes which we had planted in a big tub in the living room, now outside and earthed up well and under cloche so it doesn't freeze.
Pruning will start now too. Tomorrow is a national holiday when everyone goes to their land to prune the grapes, eat BBQ'd meat and drink too much rakia. Fun times! :)
Edit: Totally forgot about the sweet potatoes, although they are still inside taking up all the room on the window sills. Got 10 wee spuds, the smallest ones from last summer's harvest, sprouting in glass jar of water on the window. They've been in the water since the end of December. Been taking cuttings from the sprouting shoots since mid January. They're growing really quickly compared to the once i originally bought from the supermarket which were sprayed with anti-sprouting agent. Been rooting the cuttings in water first then potting them up in little pots and got them on the window sill taking up all the room. Got 27 new plants now and still counting! Going to have loads this year, maybe even enough to sell. They are not common here. We saw them for the first time in the supermarket last summer, they don't have them at all at the farmers market, i don't think anyone grows them, the supermarket must import them. So we can get good money for them but the main problem is that no one used to them and people are scared to buy things that they don't know what they are, so that might be an issue. But we'll see. We might have use of a stall on the market too! One of the neighbours has a stall and has been asking my husband if we want to share it, and share the rent of course.
Exciting and im eager to get going again too, can't wait for the summer!
Tim Minchin - The Good Bookhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr1I3mBojc0
'If you just close your eyes and block your ears, to the acumulated knowlage of the last 2000 years,
then morally guess what your off the hook, and thank Christ you only have to read one book'