and there are plenty of salad leaves.
More seedlings including spring cabbage, were added in the polytunnel, while outdoors the autumn planted garlic is growing well amongst the straw.
We’ve had no frosts recently. Instead, warm temperatures for February, so weeding was possible outside, as well as in the polytunnel where salad leaves are ready; we’re just waiting until there are enough for us all to share.
Compost continues to be removed from the bins (as the sign says) and distributed on the patches.
As for the “take home” boxes, they’re very welcome at this time of year, making all the hard work worth it.
Autumn-fruiting raspberries waiting to be cut down next month, illustrate we had a frosty start.
Wrap up warm and keep active. Some crops still in the ground, were uncovered to release pesky white fly that manage to sneak in/under the enviromesh.
Weeding was out of the question but leeks were dug up and sprouts and broccoli picked.
Yesterday was the last workday before Christmas.
Over the past weeks, more patches have been cleared and manured and straw strewn over paths to avoid slipping on mud.
Crop yields have included carrots, brussels sprouts (green and red), swedes, leeks, celeriac and cabbages.
Working on the land can take it’s toll on footwear; here’s hoping Santa may provide…
Wishing all a very Happy Christmas and a new year of productive gardening.
A superb day to be carrying out autumnal jobs, including planting garlic and cleaning the plastic covering the polytunnels.
The compost bins need constant attention to ensure quality compost.
New members joining us brought an added bonus; a load of cardboard to help create additional no-dig beds and the paths between them.
Apologies to members not-mentioned who keep up with the weeding and those moving manure.
Raspberries are still being picked and added to the broccoli, chard, carrots, swedes, parsnips, borlotti beans, cauliflower, squash, etc in the take-home boxes.
Some days now there’s a crispness in the air. More of the veg patches are being rotovated, manured and covered.
Although less to take home, there’s a fair quantity of mixed veg plus some raspberries.
Many veg are maturing for picking in the next few weeks and there are still patches of colour from nasturtiums and phacelia.