All this warm humid air has given everything a massive boost in growth and the difference in all the plants is huge. The other effect is ,of course,BLIGHT all my potatoes have been affected and are cut down to ground level.
Having said that, the onset was a lot slower than last year and a month to six weeks later, so lets hope the potatoes are that much better. Peas and beans love this warm humid air and are starting to produce on a daily basis.
In fact looking round the plot there aren’t any of the crops that haven’t started producing for me. This is the month when it is a case of water, pick and weed with little time left over to do any other work.
There are other jobs that need doing and have to be squeezed in. Regular sowing of salad crops, in particular, with the spring crops as well.
JOBS FOR THE WEEK
CROPS PICKED THIS WEEK
- Spring onions
- Beans, climbing and dwarf