The soil has been prepared with several bagfuls of well-rotted horse manure dug into the beds.
The paperwork has been submitted for our large sycamore to get a long overdue trimming.
And last but not least, the pond has been constructed.
Our broad bean shoots are now a good couple of inches tall and the cats have managed to find the only available piece of bare earth available to deposit their waste.
I will put down some additional netting in these small areas to prevent this occurring again.
Broad beans are a particularly good crop to plant.
This is not just because they are delicious lightly cooked with garlic, lemon and served with pasta and a grating of parmesan (yum!).
But also because they add nitrogen to the soil. This weekend I will be planting another row of them to ensure a good supply for a longer period of time.
It is a good time to sow parsnips too. Although I do like them, they are not a staple food in our house so will leave them for this year.
Instead, I would love to have a hearty supply of garlic for the kitchen and now is the time to plant it.
I haven’t been successful in the past, but I am determined to get it right this time.
It seems like such a cost-effective thing to do – taking a bulb of garlic, breaking it up into its cloves, planting each one and making a whole new bulb from each of them.