Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Mid-week Allotment update

 All my Potatoes survived the cold nights, every day we come down I have to earth them up as they are growing fast. 
Even the King Edwards I put a few weeks ago are starting to break through.
In this patch we have Garlic, Shallots, Carrots, Broad Beans,  Borlotti Beans, Peas, Spinach & Swedes. 
But there is still space to put more in, Dwarf Beans & Courgettes. 
The Strawberries in the fruit area are full of flowers, the bees have been busy and some strawberries are forming, so we have put straw beneath & netted them all.
More Strawberries, these are a later variety, but we have put straw beneath & netted them, to protect them from the birds!
We have finished the pond refurb. 
A new rockery with spaces between the rocks for the Frogs to discover.
Harvested the winter Garlic, now that the leaves have started to wither and dry. The garlic bulbs seem quite plump and the scent of garlic is quite strong too.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo

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