Very wet and weirdly warm for the time of year best describes the weather here at the moment. I arrived at the plot yesterday morning to find the entrance to the site under six inches of water.
A combination of a much needed manure delivery, the last lot disappeared in three weeks flat, and continual rain renders it slippy and perilous underfoot even if wearing stout wellington boots.
The digging and clearing continues and we’re resigned now to having to get a skip in to clear the rubbish away. I was pleased, however to find the tin bath, if you’re a fan of Sarah Raven you’ll see these in the Christmas catalogue planted up with yellow pansies, a very cheering I think. The plot could really do with some Winter colour.
We’re getting some great salad crops from the Rocket Gardens plug plants we bought a couple of months ago and I’ll share some photos of these later this week, my only sadness is that yet again we have whitefly on the kale and cavolo nero. Just too warm perhaps? Also a good crop of carrots and parsnips.
The wheat and spelt have germinated and the birds have had a party, little did we know how keen they’d be on the tender young shoots, another lesson to net everything. The question now is, do we sow some more to fill in gaps. The garlic has also germinated so now it’s just the broad beans to go in and we’re done for this year, though with new seed catalogues already dropping through the letterbox it’s not far off starting all over again.
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