Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Catching Up

Monday was much better, it could hardly have been much worse than Sunday. It wasn't particularly warm but at least it was dry all day.

Gardening this year seems to be a matter of continually trying to catch up after some poor weather of one kind or another. Today was no exception. Our brassica plants needed planting out and some French beans “Tendergreen” were just a little beyond the stage of ready for planting but I’m hopeful, given some good weather, they’ll make some decent plants.
These are our autumn cabbage and Brussels sprouts plants. The actual planting didn't take long it’s the protection measures to prevent pigeon attack that takes up most of the time. We've found out the hard way that no protection results in devastated plants and no worthwhile crop.
The French beans didn’t look too bad once they were planted out .

Our carrot experiment using a weed suppressant membrane seems to be working. Our young carrot seedlings are progressing well and are not being crowded out by weeds, which with the recent wet weather are certainly the fastest growing plants on the plot.

Of course there’s still a long way to go before they provide us with some tasty roots but so far so good.


  1. what is this carrot experiment you speak of? I'm fairly new here and might of missed it.

  2. Jealous of those carrots. I've sown 8 (eight) short rows so far without success!

  3. Hi 5olly

    You'll fine more details about our carrot experiment this year on this page

  4. Hi Mal

    Will it be ninth time lucky???


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