Day off today and spent the afternoon up at Plot 69, a beautiful day, out in a t-shirt and soaking up the sun. Onions and shallots are doing very well, took their protective wire mesh off now that the threat of birds pulling them up has gone. All nice and firmly rooted. Excuse the weeds on the path in the foreground, the paths are a bit of a mess still, some we have re-seeded but they aren’t brilliant. Wanted to concentrate on getting the veg sorted first.
So, today I planted a few broad beans in the spots where some hadn’t come up, will provide some more beans later in the season too. Then planted some Chantenay carrots and another row of beetroot in the root veg bed. Enough room left for the parsnips (currently growing really well in the greenhouse at home) and the celariac (growing slowly but surely on the kitchen windowsill). Not impressed with the Autumn King carrots I had planted there a while ago, not a sign of one shoot, yet the ones I planted at home later have all emerged. Amazing how things can be so different in two different places. Then I planted a couple of rows of perpetual spinach and a couple of purple sprouting broccoli. Used the protection from the onions to keep the marauding predators off….. an allotment neighbour said the local badgers love to roll around in newly dug earth…. and there was certainly a few badger poos around to prove it! Warning… here comes a REALLY boring photo!
Then to finish off, a long row in the 2nd brassica bed of green rhubarb chard. Just one row as I will do another in a few weeks and stagger it a bit. And we have the rainbow chard to go on our other plot and dont want chard with every meal forever more! The only disappointment so far is the garlic, growing really well at home but only had 3 come up here….. not sure why, maybe not cold enough to get them started.