Friday, April 11, 2008
To be done:
- Great loads of manure car-booted in from the pony club. These need to be trenched in where I will plant the 3 Sisters (corn, beans, squash), the courgettes and the tomatoes. If I can add a bit more to the bean patch that would be great too.
- Dig over and weed the pumpkin patch and bean patch, although it is not too bad that one.
- Weed the fruit patch and mulch it. I might need to bring some of the baby raspberry plants back into line with the others, some have taken off of their own accord!! Oh yeah and plant the new blackcurrant bush.
- Plant the maincrop spuds, I will get the kids to help with that, they like spud planting (and they are closer to the ground than I am).
- Tidy up the paths - if I can't find a wooden solution to that one, I am thinking of using a new carpet system with some extra el cheapo carpet, cut nice and cleanly, not so wide this time, 40 cm is enough, and smooth and flatten the paths so they are a bit lower than the surrounding area. It looks nicer like that.
- Sow some more carrots in situ, then do a little bit more work on my seedlings (that can be done of an evening though, or on a wet day. Oh I hope I get some sun!!!)
- Take lots of photos for this blog which is hopelessly under-pictured :-) Maybe I will do a round up of the other plots on my site, some of them look terrific (well they all look better than mine, truth be told, even the abandoned ones :-(
I agree about the paths but our neighbour says we have done it all wrong and should have made the paths higher than the beds so we don't waste the water that will now run off the beds on to the paths. He is 89 yrs old and planted all our early potatoes for us as we weren't doing it right !! So now we have dug a trench between the paths and the beds to keep him happy !
I bought a blackcurrant bush too (from Casino 6€95 with a redcurrant and 3 raspberries) it is growing well but i have read somewhere that b/currants need a partner to give fruit and I haven't really got any room - we'll have to wait and see.
Looking forward to seeing the photos
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