Wednesday, 15 August 2012
The weather over the last few days had turned a little disappointing after last weeks warm and sunny days. We've had dwindling amounts of sunshine and a dropping off of temperatures but Wednesday changed that, as after a bit of cloud first thing in the morning the cloud disappeared leaving a sunny and hot afternoon producing the hottest day of the month with the temperature reaching 25.7°C.
We did make a plot visit in the afternoon but unusually for this year it was a little too hot for doing anything too strenuous so we settled for planting some lettuces, doing a little bit of harvesting and lifting the first of this year’s shallots.
We planted a variety of lettuces using up some off-cuts of weed suppressant membrane to once again try to cut down on the amount of weeding needed.
Over the few dry, warm and sunny days these Picasso shallots have dried off well and have been lifted to clean up and store over winter.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 10:45