Just Back From The Plot

Just back from the plot, a lovely morning and a productive one too. We are going away for a few days and although there is never any shortage of very kind offers from fellow plot holders to look after things I am keen to get as much settled in the ground as possible. In some cases it will mean a only a couple of days to harden off but the weather forecast is looking good for next week so here’s to optimism.

The new potatoes, Anya and Pink Fir Apple, are coming along well and are now fully earthed up to the recommended amount in their sacks.

The previously neglected celery looks much improved thanks to copious watering and a feed of nitrogen as recommended by Darren Blick over at UK Veg Gardeners.

The peas I planted at the end March as part of this project are looking really healthy. I’ve come to conclusion that if sowing direct early in the season the dense planting afford them far more protection from the elements.

On a less successful note D. constructed an elaborate teepee for the edamame beans only to discover, after planting, that they are a dwarf variety. Best not mention it if you see him.

Tomorrow it’s all about verbena, cosmos and borage. Oh and a Mojito if I remember to pick some mint.

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One Response to “Just Back From The Plot”

  1. Flighty May 19, 2012 @ 3:04 pm (#)

    Lucky you on both counts. All the plants in your photos are looking good.
    I usually plot on Saturday mornings but wasn’t able to today, but will make up for it during the week.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xx

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