Monday, 8 May 2017

More Potatoes planted, other jobs too.

On Tuesday I planted more spuds, so this patch is full now. 

2 rows of 1st early Winson, 3 rows of 2nd early Charlotte & now 5 rows of Picasso mains. 
This 'chitted' Cara potato is ready to go in, it has short, stubby, dark green shoots, if yours have long thin pale shoots, rub them off and start again by placing in a light cool place, or try planting without 'chitting' the jury is out on this debate whether to 'chit' or not.
So on Sunday, after digging over this patch & removing as much of the weeds as I could, I planted out the Cara, 5 rows with 7 in each. 
We also planted out some Broad Beans that we started at home. 
In the fleece dome at the back are some Brassicas (sprouts, cabbage, cauliflowers etc) protected from the birds & waiting to go in.
Gave the shed a much needed new coat of preservative, will need to do again to build up the colour and protection of 'Red Cedar'
Another harvest of Rhubarb & Asparagus, the first of the season.
So plenty done including a bonfire to burn all those weeds that have been drying and bit more ground preparation for all those crops waiting to go in.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo 

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