Sunday, 22 July 2012
After a cold start Saturday wasn't too bad as far as this July is concerned with some long sunny periods and no rain.
We made the most of the weather weeding and harvesting on the plot. I also continued my green manure experiment finally deciding to try a green manure crop in the bed cleared of last winter’s brassicas. The last sowing of white clover failed to germinate completely which I can only put down to the dreadful weather so I’ve tried again in this bed by sowing a mixture of white and red clover.
I've also started to lifted last year’s autumn sown onions. These wont keep long but I think they’ve done all the growing they’re going to do so I think they’ll be better off stored somewhere dry rather than in wet soil. Our first variety Shakespeare has already been lifted and is stored in our home greenhouse and today I lifted these Dobies Autumn Champion which have made some good onions.
Our fruit harvest is continuing as our summer vegetables struggle in the wet weather. We managed a good harvest today full details of which can be found here.
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