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Veggie time

13 May 2017 23:56:44

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Time was a bit limited today but I was determined to get the veggie bits sorted. Last year the strawberries came to a sad end when a blackbird manage to get inside my caging while I was away for the day and gorged herself on strawberries for the day so she wouldn't fit out the hole she came in!

This year's cage is a new design - lets see if it works! The sides are rigid but the squares are a bit big so I'm afraid we might get another cami-kazi blackbird having a go - so the net is loosely over the top - should mean I can actually get at the plants to harvest them!

I can't secure the net too tightly as at the moment as I want the bees to be able to polinate them!

That was last weeks task - completed one evening in total darkness :-)

I had bought pots of Coriander and Basil in the supermarket so I took them out of the pots and divided up the totally overcrowded seedlings into rows in the raised bed.

Having gone to the trouble of preparing the bed it was time to get brave and plant some seeds - so two kinds of lettuce, some Mange Tout and some French Beans were all planted. Meanwhile Puss was watching me with great interest. He obviously thought I was preparing a Luxury Loo for him! so chicken-wire had to be added - and a little cloches to protect the herbs until they acclimatise.

The last planting was some ordinary peas down in the Vegetable Garden - but this only reminded me of all the work I need to do in that area ..... rasberries gone native ..... thistles invading all paths ..... Oh well, tomorrow is another day!

I've put in a photo of how the redesigned Rock Garden is looking after all the work on it last year - Then you Elizabeth for all your help!

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 May 2017 06:38:22

If at first you don't succeed, try and try again! If that doesn't work I'll eat my hat. But I'll bet my bottom dollar you'll be havesting lots of delicious edibles after all that effort. Great job, Hazel. :)

sallysarah sallysarah 14 May 2017 08:21:48

Good idea about dividing the coriander and I do like your strawberry growing bed!!!

Good luck with the seeds!


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 15 May 2017 12:13:53

What a lot of work you are doing in your veg garden. The seedling and seeds should do very well with the present weather, soil nice and warm and lots and lots of water. 


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