Finally better and finally some good weather. It is feeling more like summer.
I am frantically trying to get the garden ‘under control’ (can anyone really do that for a crazy vegetable plot?) before we go away on holiday in almost a weeks time. It means lots and lots of weeding and mulching to keep that goosegrass and mustard out of sight.
This week I’ve managed to:
- Weed, feed, mulch a sweetcorn bed
- Weed, feed, mulch two beds of lettuce
- Weed, feed, mulch all of the courgettes and winter squashes
- Cleared an old bed of bolted lettuce and Chinese cabbage and mibuna (harvested some seeds and threw the plants to the poultry and pigs)
- Cleared some very weeded paths and mulched them before the weeds grew back
- Weeded around our Japanese Wineberry and Boysenberry (new purchases from the winter this year)
- Weeded the celery, celeriac and leek trench
- Weeded, fed, mulched spring onion bed
- Weeded, fed, mulched an old kale bed for my last carrot sowings when I return from holiday
Mum caught my flu after me but fortunately is back on her feet already and managed to:
- Prop up some potato plants that were spilling out into the paths again
- Weeded some raspberries
- Did a lot of fruit picking and storing
- Netted our morello cherry tree and the one cherry on the sunburst cherry tree before it fell off
We saw a grass-snake in the garden on Thursday. It was beautiful.
Picked lots of stuff: lettuce, courgettes, broad beans, cucumbers, carrots, kale, first Calabrese styled broccoli which were amazing, romensco cauliflower and normal cauliflower, peas, onions, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, tayberries, three cherries and a couple of blackberries that had grown in our greenhouse. I also picked the last batch of rhubarb for my strawberry and rhubarb jam – see previous post for the recipe, it is yummy. Recipe: Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam
Last week of posting and then I will be absent for a few days – from the internet and the garden.