There's a Yiddish proverb, “Man plans, God laughs” and it's been very apt this week. I'll explain what's gone pear shaped to steal another phrase.
A visit to Tyn Y Nant Forest Garden Centre at Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr. A nursery based on the gift economy where the plants are free.
The raised beds are near cleared and compost added from the bins. Using the paths as a slow composter for the wood chippings.
Sometimes the temperature in our greenhouses and polytunnels gets too high and this causes heat stress and heat shock to our crops. So what to do?
Collecting compost made the easy way, tomatoes reaching the roof and a wonderful documentary about farming in Carmarthenshire near 60 years ago
Knee still not right but things are still getting done on the plots. The polytunnel performance is just amazing me with super high sweetcorn etc.
Tomatoes ripening, the harvest getting into swing and thinking ahead to next season already. What a time to injure my knee!
Grass cutting and disposing of grass clippings was just a chore but I've found it is very useful stuff. How to get more yield from growing grass as a crop
After the solstice the heatwave breaks. Polytunnel problems and greenhouse too. Harvests starting to come in faster
An update on things in the polytunnel, greenhouse and outside with a curious fact that demonstrates the importance of the humble potato.
Considering Hydroponic Growing and Organic Growing. Are organic hydroponics even possible and are they a good idea.
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Coping with a lot of rain, more plans for the future, election exhaustion and buying a new grass strimmer.
Outside strawberries forming, bringing a new large bed into production and progress on the plot with the potatoes. Polytunnel report.
Trialling some interesting supplements, coping with a heatwave and adding to the straw mulch around the potatoes with grass clippings.
The joys of cats in the greenhouse, sheep in the polytunnel and potatoes on the plate plus keeping things wet and cool.
Strawberry troughs on the stand sorted out, potatoes almost ready to start harvesting in the tunnel and tomatoes starting up the strings in the greenhouse.
Planted a Welsh cherry tree in the tunnel, moved the leeks on and the sheep deny eating the rowan saplings.
I've been measuring the temperatures in the polytunnel and discovered just how high it can shoot up to in the morning sunshine.
Finally got the computer back after it exploded but my time offline has been put to good use.
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