Friday, 20 July 2012

Sunshine Wanted

Thursday was yet another dull cool day. Following on from overnight rain it brightened up a little towards lunchtime giving us hope of a decent afternoon but in the end the clouds stubbornly remained all afternoon.

The last time I was down the plot I managed to cultivate the bed that had recently been cleared of last year’s over wintering brassicas. I figured the bed was just about dry enough and with more rain forecast I’d risk turning over the soil before it was too wet once again.
The ground was still a little on the wet side but it broke up reasonably well. I'm planning on using this bed for planting autumn onions and next year’s Sweet Williams. I'm still deciding whether or not to try a quick growing green manure crop to improve the soil fertility before the onions are planted in late September. At least a green manure crop will give any weeds a little bit of competition. 


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