Sunday, 18 April 2010

5 Hours on the plot today & alot done too

First job to do today was to plant out my main crop Potatoes 'Cara' they have been 'chitting' for several weeks and have perfect short dark green shoots.
(sorry foreground spud is out of focus)
and there were 64 of them (8 rows) !

These were planted just the same as early spuds, except they are 15" apart in rows 30" between each and about 6" deep (see 21.3.10)

The 'Shallots' are doing well, so much so we can remove the netting now, as there is less chance the birds will peck them out.

The 'Broad Beans' are also doing well, the lattice work of string is to support them from being blown over, when they get tall enough.

I know I keep mentioning this, but look how big the Rhubarb is this week, we hope to pick some soon, maybe next week if weather holds up.

Other tasks done today:
Lots of weeding.
Put more wire supports in for Raspberries.
Took net curtain off Mange Tout.
Replaced net curtain with proper netting.
Cleared out old compost bin*
*(as awaiting delivery of new compost bin)

Thanks for reading/returning, look out for next up-date, possibly Wednesday, but definitely on Sunday evening.

I look forward to your comments, questions or tweets, Ian.

1 comment:

  1. Wow you have done well and your Cara's look very nicely chitted. I noticed my 1st earlies planted on the 22/3 showing a few "sprouts" very small ones, but signs of good life all the same. Your Rhubarb is looking fantastic too - I might try some next year.