To finish the tour of my plot it remains to cover each end of the plot. At the top of the plot I have a manure area in front of tunnel 1 and an old shed, the only item remaining from when I took over the plot. I intend to remove this soon and replace it with a shed in front of bed 2 and enlarge the manure area.
The new shed will go in front of bed 2 in the place of two old timber compost bins which have been replaced by 3 plastic bins from the council’s scheme for recycling.
At the other end of the plot is my main shed with a potting shed at the side and a parking space behind, these are at the end of bed 7. There are two leaf bins at the end of bed 8, filled each year with leaves supplied by council contractors.
We are now coming to a period with a little time to do a few jobs other than sowing and planting, before we start planting out the tender plants, so I am continuing to prepare areas for planting as well as starting to improve the plot. I have several projects to carry out. The first is to lay a path between bed 5 and the flower border behind the tunnel.
JOBS FOR THE WEEK
1 Lay path. Done
2 Harden off plants. Done
3 Finish digging manure into bed 5. Done
4 Continue sowing seeds in the ground.
5 Sow the next row of peas. Done
WORK DONE THIS WEEK
Start digging the manure in on bed 5
Sow a row of peas.
Tie in leaders on the grape vines in the tunnels.
Start laying the path between bed 5 and the border.
Finish digging bed 5.
Water tunnel, cold frames and growing crops.
Transplant lettuce from seed tray into modules.
Transplant brassicas into small pots.
Cut some comfrey to lay between potato rows.
Finish laying new path.
Make a new temporary cold frame.
Transfer pots of seedling to cold frame.
Transplant tomatoes and cucumbers into larger pots.
Dig manure into courgette area.
Transplant brassicas from small pots into large pots.
Dismantle one of the old compoet heaps.
Weed carrots and parsnips.
Erect canes for climbing peas and plant out peas.
Clear compost from old heap ready to prepare area for shed.
spread wilted comfrey between potato rows.
Transfer plants into cold frame to harden off.
Weed various areas.
Trim prune step over apples.
Resow carrots to thicken up.
Sow spring onions,radish and turnips in ground outside.
Sow next lot of letttuce in trays.
Plant out lettuce from cold frame.
CROPS PICKED THIS WEEK