Tuesday, 19 March 2013

More preparation for Spring

Whilst clearing a patch of weeds and grass, where the Carrots were growing last year, I dug up more that I forgot were there.
Luckily the fleece tunnel, despite a rip in it, did it's job at keeping the dreaded root fly off them and they were perfect. Had some of them with our Sunday dinner, nothing like freshly harvested Carrots.
We tidied up the Leeks, had to do it by hand as I planted them a bit too close together to get a hoe between the rows. 
You would have thought after 13 years of growing veg I would have got that right!

Anyway they are doing well, hope to harvest these later in the year.
The Rhubarb has halted growth a bit due to falling temperature, it has been cold this week.

So I continued weeding around the Runner Bean frame, both sides are ready for muck to be added. 
Runner Beans like lots of well rotted manure, as they are hungry plants. But it's worth the preparation for a bumper harvest of long green pods, that can easily be frozen for storage.
On Saturday we visited the Edible Garden Show in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. It was a great show, with lots to see about growing Veg and keeping livestock, Goats, Pigs and Chickens were on show, which was nice. 
But while we were there, one of our Chickens, Mabel, who had been quiet on Friday afternoon into Saturday, sadly died. 

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian.

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