I’ve been harvesting small amounts of broad beans for a few weeks but now it’s time to do the big harvest so that I can clear the bed ready to plant the next crop. Before I start harvesting I select the plants I want to keep for seed saving for next year.
With a whole lot of rain due (finally!) it is high time to get the garlic out and make the bed ready for the next crops to go in. The drought this spring has done me no favours…….the garlic is as good as buried in concrete.
It’s time to plant the cucumbers and peppers…….but first I need to build a frame for the cucumbers to scramble up.
I’m still playing catch up in the garden…..today it’s time to get the squash in which will grow vertically up the teepees (I hope!) and get them under planted with another seeding of various salad leaves. I also take some time to reflect on how I have been managing my soil over the last few years.
Better late than never. I finally get a chance to plant my tomatoes and some of my squash (the ones which will grow horizontally across the ground). My garden doesn’t feel ‘right’ until there are tomatoes in it.
It’s the beginning of June…and the beginning of summer – yay, my favourite time of year! During a quick walk around the garden it becomes obvious that I am a bit behind this year……but never mind…..I have faith that things will catch up.
Days merge into weeks, weeks merge into months…..and always I feel like I am chasing my tail and wondering what I’m supposed to be doing. Priorities are continually changing and I need to find a way to change with them……after two years of this lark it’s high time to sort out a new routine for myself…
Continuing from my last video this is my afternoon session on the same day……..when I got stuck in to sorting out the coldframe and deck area…….and I got to plant a couple of special gifts.
With outstanding jobs mounting up quicker than seeds are germinating I decided it was time to have a full day in the garden to get on top of things again. It was a typical day of a bit of everything…..seeding, planting, structure making, weeding, tidying, organising…..and so on…..here is the morning session…..the afternoon session will follow in part two.
It is 7 weeks since I did my initial sowing of carrots and parsnips….and 3 weeks since I did a repeat sowing. It’s time to give these beds a little attention…….and the cats want some attention too….