I can’t name all my blog posts after non relevant Stones numbers, but I’m sure more dreadful puns will come.
So, summer seems finally to have arrived, taken off it’s coat, and started a good long natter. May trees are out in bloom and clouts have been cast all over the place. I’m gardening in a skirt for starters.
Quick inspection of the plot reveals that:
- the potatoes appear to be thriving, so more earthing up (mounding up around the plants) has been done;
- runner and French beans look good;
- 2 of the weaker sweet corn seedlings have bought it;
- using a nice felt tip on plastic labels isn’t practical. I can’t read the labels on the rows of parsnips and carrots planted a week or so ago. Fortunately I have pictures, so I can recreate (almost) the correct labelling for the root veg.
These are in and looking good, hopefully 4 weeks in the mini greenhouse (a tiny plastic one!) will have got them off to a good start.
The string support for asparagus is working, although the lines are not all strictly speaking parallel.
I’ve fitted the proper tap to the water butt; now I can store water rather than relying on help with a hose every now and then, and I’ve sourced a compost bin. Not generated enough dead plant matter yet to warrant it, but it’s only a matter of time.
And the brassica seedlings are coming up a treat. Useful as I’ve finally laid bird protection over Brian (the blond hair now sadly obscured with green horticultural netting) as I’m going to pop them in on Monday. I must also get the salad leaves in, no point considering them as an infill crop if I never get them into the ground.
Enjoy the sun!