Monday 25 April 2011

Easter Bank Holiday Monday

Another lovely Easter day, got to the plot early at 9:30am and got started on the Green House, earlier in the year it had moved 6" because of very strong winds so yesterday managed to reposition it and started to dig out some of the very dry soil from the 'L' shaped bed.
So today I put in new edging made from old roof tiles & added a couple wheel barrows full of manure.

In the picture above you can see on the left (towards the back) a Cucumber plant and to the right a Pepper both started off at home, in this picture you can see 2 of the 3 Tomato plants put in. Along the front we have planted some lettuce as it grows faster than the Toms etc.

There is more space so will plant more over the coming weeks.

In the fruit cage we have many fruits growing, both early & late Raspberries, Red & Black Currants and Strawberries (one of many you can see in this photo), plus more (see below).

This year we have put in 5 Blueberry bushes into the Fruit cage, 3 that were established last year and grown in pots, but now in the ground.
Here you can see one and just look at how many flowering buds there are, we are expecting a bumper crop this year.

We have 2 bushes new this year and expect a small crop from them later this year, but will get a bigger yield next year.

The mulch we are using is the sawdust, straw & chicken droppings cleared from the hen house each week. This will suppress the weeds & feed the fruit bushes too. We are lucky to get this FREE fertilizer from our own Chickens.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian

1 comment:

  1. I'm very envious of the fruit cage! ;) Thats my goal for this year, to get one on my plot. May have to wait till autumn though due to lack of funds.. But I WILL get one in the end! ;)