Jobs in the vegetable area today.
07 November 2009 21:29:51
Cabbage [January king] through winter.
Today started both cold and wet.I walked through the vegetable garden for a quick look around 8.30 am and did not manage to do much more there until after 11.[Garden charts to write up] So the first thing attacked then on returning was to do the remainder of the weeding in the tunnell before heading to give compost bin 2 a quick shake up as planed.After that i headed to the area where the legumes [peas and beans] will be planted in 2010 to prepare the beds for digging down to app 30 cm wide by 30 cm deep and hope to get done at some stage during the week.In this area i will enter a layer of kitches scraps,skins etc along with some of the tough stalks unable to be thrown in the other compost areas because to tough but will break them up as much as possible to go there.Old flower pot compost will also be entered provided they have no sign off damage of any kind.On top of that layer i will leave some clay before doing the same again until well up.When all is finished things will gradually sink a little and this will leave the job easier for watering during the dry spells in the summer.[If we ever get one that is]Plans for another area will be to also add a special compost heap which will only be made up of most of the weeds and not another thing added but themselves,all done before they run to seed,and when all weeding is complete the bin will be covered up and left for app 1 to 2 years until ready to be used as good food for the ground all done organically.