Archive for Growing
The main reason I’ve avoided the front garden for so long was the three tree stumps left after I hacked down several bushes. Today however
Adding some nutrients before planning in old soil (especially compost like my beds) is a must. We rotate every year, and this year the three sisters bed is moving into our overwintering veg bed which is almost empty. Lets get digging
Got a chance to do some gardening today seeing as I’d finally tidied the garage and the weather was above zero but also to “fix” my bike as my centre stand had rusted stuck.
It was about time to pot up a couple of the chillis that grew from my pepperdew seeds from last year and split some of the comfrey
The first tomatoes are sown. This super early variety ought to be flowering and have tomatoes on by may! I’ve also sown some broad beans
All sown directly after getting back from work!
Now after dinner I’m going to get the chilies in!
Winter is almost over and moving into spring. So time to sow the broad beans and tomatoes then!
Today I emptied a compost bin for the first time. I emptied it onto the bean bed and dug it in.
Despite covering the spring cabbages, I uncovered them during the really cold snap. Imagine my surprise when I popped out in the snow and found them crawling with cabbage butterfly even though the waterbutts were frozen. Nature is sometimes very amazing, but also annoying.
Brussels look a bit manky.
Despite the snow thanks to the cloches, I’ve still got salad in the depths of winter.
Sadly I lost a load of photos of produce etc. my phone has been playing up a lot.
Here’s a couple I took which survived:
Loads of produce!
A view of the raised beds.
And the corn!
This is the latest from the relocated time lapse camera showing our crops growing!