Continuing with the description of my plot I will carry on down the beds. Bed numbers 3 and 4 are seperated from beds I and 2 by flower beds to add all year round colour and interest, plus they also attract many insects which are beneficial.
Bed 3 contains polytunnel number 2 together with a permenant bed of strawberries for half the length and this year a bed of garlic.
Bed 4 is going to be the onion and leek bed this year with probably a block of sweet corn leaving room for other crops.
At the top end of bed 4 are two stepover apple trees which have been planted for three years and nearly stretched the width of the bed. These are matched by two stepover pears at the end of bed 2, these were only planted last year and so have room for growth.
JOBS FOR THE WEEK
1 Erect frame for brassicas. – Done
2 Plant out hardened off brassicas.- Done
3 Sow more successional salad crops.-Done
4 Transplant seedlings as needed. – Some
5 Continue digging legume bed.
6 Dig out and compost remaining leeks which have started bolting.-Done
Transplant several brassicas from modules into small pots.
Transplant brassicas and lettuce from trays to modules.
Erect brassica frame.
Earth up potatoes to protect young growth.
Move trays of large pots into cold frame to harden off.
Yes water again.
Plant out lettuce from cold frame.
Sow winter cabbage, sprouting broccoli, lettuce,calabrese in seed trays.
Transplant two varieties of cauliflower into brassica frame and cover with netting.
Remove side shoots from grape vines and tie in leaders.
Start digging up leeks from leek bed, this hot weather has started them bolting.
Water tunnel and cold frame.
Water all crops in the ground plus apple and pear trees.
Finish clearing leek bed ready for digging.
Sow more rows of carrots in frame.
Water tunnel and frames.
Earth up potatoes.
Water tunnel and frame.
Start digging the old leek bed.
Finish digging old leek bed.
Earth up potatoes.
Earth up potatoes all but a handfull are now through .
Manure the old leek bed dug this week.
Last of the leeks