Monday, 26 April 2010

A Busy Day

Two visits today, the first with Beth and Mary, the second by myself.

I managed to dig over the bed 7 which, although covered, was very weedy. This bed will be host to runner beans, peas. Forked over bed 1 and planted a row of leeks, and a half row of carrots and a half row of beetroot.

Onions and Garlic are starting to show. No sign of potatoes as yet. Raspberry canes starting to come through. Rhubarb is doing very well.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Flying visit

Only had time for a flying visit this weekend.  I made it over for an hour, early on Sunday morning. Watered the garlic, onions and potatoes, and brought home a few stalks of rhubarb.

The weather has been very dry since I put the potatoes in, I’m slightly concerned, that it will affect them.

Monday, 12 April 2010

A Busy Easter week

It didn’t start off too good weather wise, so I didn’t get down to the plot till Easter Monday. I made up for it with 5 hours of digging. Beds 3 & 4 and the new potato bed (5 & 6) were dug over and weeded. Back down again on through the week to plant the garlic(which should have been in ages ago) and onions.

Back down again on Friday for another dig over the potato bed, yet more weeds, and again on Saturday to plant the potatoes.

We picked two lots of rhubarb and have had two very nice crumbles.

At home, I planted out a plum tree.

Next jobs needed:

  • replace some dead strawberry plants.
  • dig over beds 7, 8 and hopefully 9.
  • clear out large “compost” heap. This is really just a heap of weeds and turf. I’d rather have the space for bed 9.
  • A friend is giving us some gooseberry bushes so I need to find somewhere to plant them.
  • Also really need to get some planting going in the greenhouse – I’m running a bit late on this.