Sunday, 18 May 2014

Another busy May weekend

Busy indeed, both Saturday & today (Sunday) we have been busy, been earthing up all the Potatoes, even the Sante I planted only 2 weeks ago have come through now. 
In this corner I have made 3 cane wig-wams, I added netting, large mesh for the climbing French Beans 'Violette' and finer mesh netting for the Peas 'Onward' the wig-wam behind Wendy Worsel will also have large mesh netting for more Beans. 
In Brassica corner, everything is growing well, we have Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts & Cauliflowers all under netting to keep the birds off!
In the Fruit Cage we have done some serious weeding, covered most of it with weed suppressant fabric, will cover that with woodchips soon. All the fruits, Blackcurrant, Redcurrant, Blueberry & Raspberries are in bud, in fact the Currants have set already.
In Strawberry corner, we have been adding some straw, beneath the plants as there are hundreds of Strawberries forming, still green, the straw will stop the fruit spoiling if it touches the soil.
In the Herb bed some California Poppies have self seeded themselves, they look nice mixed in with the Chive flowers & Bee friendly too.
Still harvesting Rhubarb & Asparagus.

8oz of Asparagus 
5.5 lb of Rhubarb
I have also been cutting the grass along the edges of the path, not completed yet but its looking a lot better and I built another planter box, for more Lavender plants, at the end of the new raised bed.

There is not much space left and we still have Sweetcorn, Courgettes & Squashes to put in!

I think I'll do a walkabout video next week, as there is so much to see now everything is growing.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian

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