Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Late Frost Maybe?

Monday was another lovely day and we made the most of the good weather getting some beds prepared down on the plot ready for more vegetables.

It wasn't all good news though. The temperature on Sunday fell to 2.7°C (36.9°F) and, despite my best efforts to protect our early potatoes Casablanca from any frost by earthing them up, they couldn't help themselves and pushed shoots out of the soil.
I'm sure the potatoes will recover from the damage they always have done in the past when they've been caught by a bit of late frost.

With the help of the cultivator a few beds were turned over ready for planting more crops over the next few days.
Sweet Peas and Squash Crown Prince will be planted in this bed
This bed was dug over ready for later plantings of brassicas. The bed to the left is already planted up with our main crop potatoes and the bed on the right was dug over and covered with weed control fabric and is ready for our runner and climbing French bean crops.
Sue started clearing away the grass from this little bed which had become rather neglected. Once cleared I'm hoping to plant it up with the few remaining seed potato we have.
The part of this bed which was dug over will be planted up with annual flower seeds over the course of the summer.


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