Sunday, 28 May 2017

Spring update, more weeding & more planting.

The Borlotti Beans we planted last weekend have taken & growing well. 
Some are even twisting around the canes already.

I always thought they would follow the sun so twist clockwise, but if you look closely they actually twist anti clockwise, wonder why?
We dug over this patch again, added some horse manure and planted out 24 Sweetcorn seedlings that we started off in cells in the greenhouse. 
As you can see they are planted in blocks (not rows) to aid pollination, approx 18" (45cm) apart.

Two varieties, Earlybird & Kelvedon Glory, both F1 so should be good!
The Broad Beans are doing well, as you can see now in flower, so the beans will  form soon. 

Some of the ones we put in earlier in the year, even have beans forming.
Early Potatoes Winston & Charlotte looking good. 
In the background the Picasso mains are coming through & the Cara (on another patch) are coming through too.

We planted 2 Pumpkins straight into the horse muck pile. 

They will do so well here with all that muck to feed on!
Not a bad harvest today:

Asparagus (Stewarts Purple)
Rhubarb (Stockbridge Arrow)
Strawberries (an early variety)

We had the Asparagus in a Risotto & the Strawberries with Ice Cream for dinner tonight, so tasty they were.
Two Courgettes planted between the Borlotti Beans and the Sunflowers. 

We have planted more Courgettes around the plot, we always say 'why so many Courgettes' we will never learn! 
I've started clearing this patch, where the Leeks were. 
We still have lots to put in, so will go here. 
Dug out lots of weeds so when dry will burn in the incinerator bin, as we did today.

Was a lovely day today, warm but a little overcast, we are expecting much needed rain overnight as our rain barrels are empty! 
But the well still has water in it, so we do have water.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo.

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