Sunday, 9 July 2017

Super Sunny Day Phew!

If you remember I put in a couple of tyre planters last year, well look, two round Courgettes growing in this one.....
And two green Courgettes growing in this tyre planter.
One of two Small Sugar Pumpkins growing well in the horse muck pile.
But the most important job to do today, despite the heat, was to finally put in some Peas, 3 lots gone in along these wire frames.
And some Purple Mange Tout planted around this netting wig-wam. 

They should do well here, I prepared the ground for all the Peas by digging over and adding plenty of well rotted manure as Peas are a hungry crop.
The Sweetcorn is looking fine now, it took a while to get going, but the sun has really helped.
As the title says 'Super Sunny Day' and it was. 

We managed to stay about 5 hours and got lots done, mostly weeding!

But at least I got the grass cut on the path earlier in the week when it was less hot!

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo

Monday, 3 July 2017

You leave it a week & the weeds take over!

First Sunflower of the year, this variety is supposed to grow up to 10ft, but it has flowered at only 4ft tall. 
We are growing some others that are supposed to grow up to 15ft called 'Pikes Peak' !!
This patch was rather weedy, so I went on my hands and knees and pulled the lot up! 
You can see the pile of weeds I made far left & behind are the Onions still drying.
The Brasicas under the netting are doing well, much bigger now.  
And the dwarf beans are doing well too, I spotted a few forming already.
So the reason for leaving it for a week was I had a bad back and work got in the way too. 
But at least I got in a few hours today to get all those weeds up!

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo