Well my tunnel growing is coming on great. One of my vines has what looks like a small bunch of grapes!!! Could this really be?? I was lucky enough to get old planks and uprights from a local scaffolding company for a few euro and now I hav 24 ft of tables to work on, four planks depth. Loads of space. I w2ill also be able to utilise the space underneath. My spuds in a bag are in flower so I am looking forward to tasting them soon. When the silage is cut I will be able to develop the garden around the tunnel. I will take pics soon and post them. I have booked a course with Kinvara Sustainable living in Aug and Sept for polytunnel info. Should be fun. Is anyone else going??
13 June 2010 18:43:14
Well its up and looking really good. I cant believe how hot it is inside. The tomatoes are thriving. I am really enthusiastic about being productive and trying to decide the best way to utilise it. Any tips?
09 June 2010 12:59:06
Well what a surprise. Rain at last. Everything looks so green now and the potatoes in a bag are thriving. My blackcurrents/redcurrents and blueberries are all growing and waiting to change colour. Anyone know when is the best time to transplant them as Gerard has them growing between shrubs and this reduces the sunlight as the shrubs are crowding them. I am thinking of buying a fruit cage. I saw them in Mr. Middleton for 249 euro. Has anyone got one and what do they think of it. It looks good on internet and would stop the birds having a picnic.
08 June 2010 20:01:51
Well I don't know about anyone else but we have had no rain here in Ballyhaunis for ages and ages. I was looking at lovely black clouds on Sat but they silently passed by. Never thought I would see the day I would pray for rain. My poor hubby is hauling barrel loads of water up a hill to the spuds on the transport box of the tractor. My boys are kept busy watering my plants and tomatoes. Im not able to lift heavy weights so I get off light. Grand excuse.