Yesterday and today were two wonderful sunny days, even though it took a bit longer yesterday for the sun to come from behind the clouds. But when it did it more than made up for lost time. Nowadays it is full speed ahead with planting. It was mainly tomatoes yesterday and while I was doing that I could see where else I had some space for other things. Next job was weeding – the garlic beds. It is wonderful what a drop of rain and some heat can do. Weeding is a job where I don’t have to think about it, my mind can wonder and plan other things.
I have four garlic beds and if they all do well we should have enough to last us in the winter.
The strawberries are flowering well and some of the fruit is turning pink. I will have to put some nets over before the birds discover them.
I will have to renew some of the plants, I’ve had them a few years now and they are beginning to show their age.
The last job yesterday was in the long greenhouse, I transplanted some of the iceberg lettuce seedling and finished organising the pots with my tomatoes. I don’t think I’ve ever had so many tomato plants but we like tomatoes and I bottle them in all different forms. I have used the last jar of pasta sauce only recently.
When I came home yesterday I was just too tired to write so I’m catching up today.
One more new piece of equipment on the plot, Wayne sorted out another water but for me so my long greenhouse catches water at each end.
Today was a day for planting out brassicas, cabbages, purple sprouting broccoli and black kale. The cabbages are in my new net tunnel and I’m sure they’ll do well there.
The other one will have carrots and beetroot so it’ll be easier for next year, I will just swap what I grow in them.
The rest of kale and purple sprouting broccoli is in the large net cage where I have my peas. I have got a little bit of room there and I’ll finish planting tomorrow.
The whole site is looking good, we are all growing different types of vegetables and as usual will exchange them later.