Sunday, 21 May 2017

Beans, Sunflowers and Pheasants!

So as the title says: 

Beans and we planted the Borlotti Beans started off in the greenhouse. 
I placed a circle of cardboard, under the cane wigwams, weighted down with a brick to suppress the weeds.
A row of Sunflowers, these are 'Pikes Peak' and are supposed to grow up to 15ft tall. 
I put plenty of compost & growmore in the soil before planting and loads of crushed egg shells on the surface as tender sunflowers are a favourite of Slugs & Snails! 
Look, almost Strawberry harvest time, its usually end of May early June so well on time.
The Brassicas we planted last w/e have taken and doing well, the netting doing its job well.
And this is what we are protecting our Brassicas from! 

This handsome chap and his Mrs were walking around our plot as I arrived today. 
They have been scratching around my spuds too. Damn Pheasants!
Well another 5 hours on the plot, got loads done again, including more digging/weeding to get yet another bed ready for planting. 
We still have more Beans, Sweetcorn, Peas, Courgettes, Squashes & Sunflowers to plant out.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo

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