It is past mid-May and I need to do something with my vegetable garden otherwise there will be nothing to eat later in the year. Over Easter my wonderful friends kindly cleared some of my horribly overgrown beds (and one of the greenhouses – thank you!) and I need to get something in them before the weeds take over again. I am also feeling a little stronger and reckon I could do some gardening without doing myself too much of a mischief. This past weekend although I had resolved to weed the area behind the house and to sow carrots etc, instead I ended up focusing on one of the greenhouses. I cleaned off 4 years’ worth of green grime and slime from the outside – you can now see the plants inside and they can see out. I planted some cucumbers and assorted tomatoes that I had grown from leftover seed – this is the year I use up all my old seed.
I then planted out my broadbeans as they were getting far too long and spindly in the greenhouse. The mangtout plants were starting to shrivel up as well so I bunged those in the ground together with some celery that Juliet had given me.
If I look at the veg plot in its entirety it makes me want to cry as it seems an impossible task, but I am resolved to try and do a little bit each day at the weekend and see how far I get. If I can weed a tiny area, plant a few plants/seeds then gradually I may get round to most of it, if not all. I may have to ignore the scary bit under plastic by the side of the house and abandon some of the raspberry plants to the naughty ducks for this year, but so be it. More updates next week.
For some reason the entrance to this greenhouse is blocked by the branches of our old cooking apple tree and a new pear tree – I don’t mind, I think it looks beautiful even though it can be awkward getting in and out!
N.B. Yes, I know – what happened with the alpaca shearing? Unfortunately I have last minute marking and other pressing deadlines so no time to sort out the photos, but hopefully I will get to it tonight + as of this morning seriously exciting news on the turkey front …..