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Sunday, 6 May 2012
Saturday had some pleasant sunny spells but they didn't do much to lift the temperature as the maximum for the day just crept to 10°C. Overnight into Sunday morning the temperature fell to -1°C the coldest I've recorded in May.
Although it was cold we decided on a visit to the plot. We knew we had some cauliflowers to harvest and we planned on doing some weeding if it wasn’t too cold when we got there.
Back on the 27th March I sowed some green manure Phacelia to be dug back into the soil before the bed is planted up with winter brassicas. So far it’s slow going which I’m putting down to the cold weather. Germination has been a bit patchy or it could just be that I didn't distribute the seed very evenly. In some areas the Phacelia is growing better than others. I’ll leave it and see how it performs when the weather warms up a little.
Our mint has produced a first few sprigs which I couldn’t resist cutting.
I've started a full list of our May harvesting which can be found on our web site here.
We did manage to get some weeding done too so on Sunday I might see if I can run the tiller through the cleared beds as the forecast is for more heavy rain on Monday.
Our cardoons have certainly put on a growth spurt since the end of April. Obviously they must enjoy the cool wet weather.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 10:14