The end of August

 

Covering the soil with Mypex certainly slows down weed growth, except through holes as seen here where thistles have found escape routes, but now have been removed and replaced with cabbage plants.

Working as a community, climbing beans were harvested from both sides of the frame supports and weeds added to the compost bins.

The celeriac is growing well.

Companion plants and bee-friendly flowers are adding colour, as are the bright tomatoes.

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Past two weeks

There’s plenty to do and extra helpers as it’s the school holidays.

There are a few problems with eg runner and climbing bean plants not growing but overall, as can be seen, crops are producing well.

A week later

It’s good to see the leeks and climbing beans free of weeds, with flowers on the beans.

Red currants have ripened , plus some raspberries

added to take-home produce – broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, potatoes and strawberries.

A fine Spring day in the school holidays

We had a lot of people out today, including several children (and grandchildren) because it is a school holiday and also one dog.

We all enjoyed the warm sunshine, and got a lot of work done. We had some yummy cake and brownies with our coffee.

You can see how well the new crops are coming along in the beds and the polytunnels, so we had a nice Spring harvest.