Monday, 25 May 2015

Too Busy for Photos?

What a busy weekend on the plot! We managed to get a lot done as there was no rain all weekend and, although warm, the cloudy sky meant that the sun didn't bake us and make it too hard to work.
In fact, I was so busy today I didn't get a chance to take many photos - just this cinnabar moth. They are so pretty and their caterpillars don't eat veggies so are welcome on the plot.
I sowed the following, while Jamie dug Plot3:
  • Coriander - direct into the ground, near the carrots.
  • Big Smile sun flowers - big flower, short stem. These looked good in pots last year. They're in small pots in the greenhouse at the moment.
  • Calendula Sherbet Fizz - sowed them into modules for transplanting all over the place.
  • Mantanghong Chinese Radish - forgot we had these exciting things. I sowed direct into the ground but covered with mesh to offer some protection (though pollen beetles normally cause the most damage to these types of crop).
I also potted on the Cornells Bush Delicata squash and Defender courgettes which were in tiny pots.
Plot 3 is still turning out a lot of weed and roots but Jamie dug a good area where we should be able to plant a pumpkin quite soon. We have a few coming on nicely in the greenhouse.

Our chilli, bell pepper and tomato plants are surviving at home for the timebeing. Hopefully in June we'll take them up to their final home in the greenhouse..
Oh! And, all 12 florence fennel were still standing - just one dead slug!


  1. Sounds like a busy time. I like the moth. You two are going to be VERY us with two plots to look after!๐Ÿ


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