Sunday, 29 May 2011

Fruit & seedlings

Picked about 4lbs of strawberries. The raspberries are developing but only a few are starting to ripen; the redcurrants and gooseberries are close as well.

Sowed, weeded and watered. Forgot to get some more (organic) slug pellets; these need to be down before the next rain.

The first lettuce are nearly ready to have leaves picked; a mix of oak leaf and crinkly, red and green.

Many of the seeds are now coming through, although all are a bit late; runner beans, peas, mange tout, carrot, rocket, basil and radish.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Clearing the weeds.

Mostly cleared the weeds now. There was so much to dig out that I need to pick up some more pallets to make an extra compost bin.

The potatoes are all in and the first earlies are starting to show through. Some seeds sown; lettuce, radish, peas and mange tout. Supports put up for beans and peas.

A new bird scarer on the shed; the birds still come on the plot but at least they don't perch on the shed.

Planting holes have been dug for the courgettes, these are back-filled with compost to provide food and moisture.

Still having to water each evening; the soil is very dusty and dry a long way down, it will be good to have some rain.