End of May

Started lifting the potatatoes in the greenhouse yesterday. Plenty to eat this week.

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Planting out rocket, Mizuna and Pak choi in the gaps with other longer maturing brassica crops and a yacon.

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Starting to clear out some broadbeans at the moment ,we got a very good crop this year when undersown with a green manure. The green manure seemed to stop the broadbeans from blowing over and staking wasnt needed.  Here I’m using a board to avoid walking on the beds.

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The bed now ready for sowing or transplanting. The rotation says brassicas but Im thinking squash mmm.

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Bright Lights leaf beet for a bit of colour and gap filling.

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The first strawberry of the year at home.

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Beautiful flowers on the Brandwine Tomatos..

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The support string for the tomatoes needed replacing with canes as the natural fibers seemed to rot at ground level. Lesson learned. The beetroot is doing well.

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The Borage seems to have shot up recently with all the rain.

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Borage in the tunnel

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We opened up this bed on Tueday to starting planting up. So easy to manage when its mulched and covered.

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Planting up the square foot demo area. Parsley, Marjoram, turnip , etc. Might chance a few climbing french beans at the back.

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Some climbing french beans awaiting planting in the tunnel. 4 planted around a 10 foot bamboo cane @300x 600 c-c

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Straw to keep the berries of the ground. Need a few bales.

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Elmer Koomans from fruithill farm will be visiting the college today to give a talk on Organics and some products they supply,

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