Friday, 15 June 2012
Thursday brightened up a bit in the afternoon but not for long. By late afternoon it had clouded over again with a brisk cool breeze. The rain began in the late evening.
Last year’s leeks that were still growing were dug up and consigned to the compost bin and our new crop of leeks planted out. (Not in the same place of course!)
They look a little bit sorry for themselves in their individual holes. We've spaced them out more than recommended so that it will be easier to hoe around the plants and keep the weeds under control.
Despite our best efforts at carrot protection the last carrots to germinate have been eaten by slugs. This in spite of the whole area being treated with Nemaslug which doesn’t appear to have been very effective in this case. Perhaps the soil temperatures have been too low as we’ve had some cold nights and plenty of rain which may have reduced the soil temperature below the recommended level of 5°C. I’ll just have to re-sow the patches and try again.
What a difficult gardening year this is turning out to be!
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 10:25