This is the time to start the rewarding part, the picking, it is also a time to keep on top of the weeds and cultivation of the soil between plants. with this warm and wet weather many crops are growing away well. There is still planting to be done of the autumn and winter crops, in fact, some are still to be sown.
The sucessional sowing of salad crops still must be continued with or you will find yourself without any in about a months time if you slip up now. many crops need attention all summer while they are growing, tying new growth intto training wires and frames. Others need side shoots continually removing and still the weeds keep growing!
This rain is helping to bulk up the potato crop and is helping the courgettes, marrows and squashes to get well established.
For the third time this year vandals have visited the site, braking into sheds breaking glass and tearing polytunnel covers. They also smashed one plotholders car windscreen and side window while he was on the plot. All the troubles have been reported to the police, who seem deaf to the problems.
JOBS FOR THE WEEK
1.Plant up brassicas in the area cleared in the frame. Done
2.Plant out more salads. Done
3.Tie in outdoor cucumbers.
4.Thin carrot bed.
5.Remove 2nd old compost heap.
NB The weather this week has hampered progress,just a little!
WORK DONE THIS WEEK
Weed both tunnels.
Tie in climbing beans.
Pot seeds from modules to small pots.
Plant out brassicas into frame.
Plant out Lettuce
Weed brasssica bed (part).
Plant out 3 butternut squash.
Tie in grape vine leader.
Repair vandal damage to tunnel and shed.
Tie in grape vine leaders.
Plant out trial of brassicas in cut down bottles.
CROPS PICKED THIS WEEK