Early june

In recent weeks Elmer Koomans of Fruithill farm gave a talk and walk around the gardens. On of the things he asked was what N.P.K. levels we have on-site and what we are adding to the soil. We have been adding enrich compost and on some of the beds coffee grounds , seaweed sprays and nettle teas but thats about it. He recommended liquid feeding to swell the crops.

A bed of onions after weeding. Some are going to seed so these can be used first. We will string these up after drying on the flat in the tunnel.

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In the tunnel the Nantes carrots are ready. They are a nice small salad carrot we sowed in feb. Lift as required.

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The climbing french beans have been planted 3 to a 10 foot cane.

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A Courgette surrounded by sweetcorn.

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We are using Encarsia Formosa a paracitising wasp to try and control whitefly.

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A bed of purple top Milan turnips planted yesterday.

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Some potatoe beds. Earthing up helps with weed control and reduces risk of blight especially as some of the varietys have low resistance.

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The kale bed needs some feeding.

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The fruit canes that have been recently weeded and mulched.

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