Sunday, June 7, 2009

Carry on gardening

Those naughty hens had been sneaking into the veg patch and making a nuisance of themselves, so they are now banished behind some rather attractive (not) security mesh which John has fastened to the existing fence. One disadvantage is that I can no longer take my usual photograph to compare the garden's progress with previous posts. Oh well - her are some different views for a change.
The bean and pea bed in the foreground and the sweetcorn and carrot beds in front. Garlic, shallots and salads can be seen at the 11 0/clock position, and right in the very front, just seen (as they say in magazines) is one of the two brassica beds - well I like a lot of kale and purple sprouting broccoli :)



Here you can see the brassica beds - one with some netting draped over it - I have made it more secure and plugged the gaps now, and the very bottom bed will have leeks planted out - you can see the plug tray sitting waiting. Three types of leeks, which will hopefully keep us going from late summer until next May. I have not been very good at keeping the seeds I have planted list up to date, but I am sure the leeks are on that.
The yellow pots contain blueberry bushes, and we generally have a good long crop from them, but only really enough to pick and eat straight off the plant. Will look at increasing these over the next year or so.
So - very very busy - hope you are all enjoying the rush.

4 comments:

  1. Garden is looking good...you must be working very hard...I hear the weather has been nice for it tho...now live on Celtic Connections. Spk Soon. Veronica x

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  2. What a well organised and well kept plot. I have only a few raised beds but I struggle to keep even those tidy!
    I may have to come back here for some advice on growing Brassicas because I have had limited success with anything other than Kale so far and am now into my third year of veggie growing!

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  3. I am loving your banner notes! : )
    My mom told me the other day she sent her hens to "their room" they were tearing apart her garden beds, I thought that was too funny!
    Your gardens are looking lovely, we are growing our veggies in raised beds this year too!

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