So the first day of spring is here… We gardeners can’t wait to get onto our plots and start digging and weeding in preparation for that moment when you sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in summer admiring all the hard work we are about to embark on now.
Prepare for this task as you would when you restart any activity or sport do some preparation. Start slowly and always warm up. Make sure you take plenty of fluids when you are working , as it is easy to forget how long you have been pulling , digging, pushing lifting, bending etc…
Stand up regularly and stretch backwards, change activities often so different parts of the body are used i.e don’t stay digging and twisting for more than 30 mins. Stand and admire your handiwork more often.
Start slowly- the season is longer than you think.