A day of many weather changes.
24 July 2009 23:16:27
Cauliflower holding well against the weather.
Had a walk down the garden just after 6.30 am this morning to see how the veg was surviving after both a wet night along with a major attack of slugs and snails with this weather.I took note of any jobs that needed urgent attention.Some tubs,despite drainage etc still had a major wetting.As the Irish Garden Magazine mentioned earlier on today in the kitchen garden section,Potato blight hits.It sure did.I cut away some of the spores to save the tubers.I also noticed blackleg on 2 of the stems.This weather is terrible.A large section of the potatoes are doing fine.Lets hope the sun appears quick.Most of the brassicas are holding well.Spinach,onions beetroot,carrots, doing well.Despite the weather a good section of the peas and beans are holding well.Some have failed.The mulch in some of the veg garden needs sun quick.Today had a few sunny spells with an odd shower in between.Not so bad but we need sunshine,lots of it.In the greenhouse the tomatoes were given a feed.The plan for tomorrow is to extend the area in the greenhouse to suit more tubs by removing some unused timber sections.Afternoon a lorryload of clay arrives,with a large section of the clay to be barrowed into the second garden.[Not just looking forward to job].It is also to be added to some of the tubs placed near the bottom of the veg garden along with a little sand and compost.