No, I’ve not been composting certain plants.
I have, however, been up to everything but digging over the last few weeks. The weeds have taken over. Docs the size of sunflowers and bindweed climbing up my onions and garlic. Somewhere out in the allotment amongst the weeds are my Lady Christls. No sign yet of flowers. It can’t be too long now. I’ve already got the butter ready for the first steam batch of pots.
At the other end of the allotment, I have finally planted all my main crop spuds. Well, not quite. About ten of the seeds are sitting surrounded by warm compost in 10 inch pots in the garden. We are going to be overwhelmed with potatoes come late July.
A big black cloud slowly covered the midday sky over Buckland. It took the best part of two hours to move in from the east. I made a hasty retreat and had to suspend weeding the onion bed in the process.
That big black cloud took forever before it let loose with a rather feeble shower of an hour or so. Slow moving, but thankfully not the deluge forecasted by the Met Office.
The rain delay presented an opportunity to go and buy some more compost (£1.99 per 75 litres at BJ’s) for potting some seedlings. I spent the rest of the afternoon repotting tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs. (And, two more pots of spuds!)
No photos, yet, of the reorganised greenhouse – I’ve set up the tomatoes and canes – or the cold frame – with cucumbers. Here’s a nice rose instead.