Thursday, 23 April 2015
Wednesday was another gloriously sunny and mild April day. If the anticipated change in the weather for next week takes place it’s going to be a shock to the system.
Meanwhile it was another good afternoon on the plot planting potatoes.
This bed was cultivated and I managed to fit in 6 rows of potatoes (1 row Winston, 2 rows of Nadine and Charlotte and 1 row of Nicola) although I didn't manage to get round to tidying up the edges of the bed.
Our first bed planted up with brassicas had lightweight mesh laid over the top of them to protect them from pests. I've decided that this might not have been the best course of action and have now supported the mesh on a few stakes to give the plants some headroom to grow.
My reason for using a fine mesh instead of butterfly netting is to hopefully keep any whitefly and greenfly off the heads of our calabrese when they develop. Heads of calabrese covered in whitefly don't make for very appealing vegetables.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:14