This afternoon I fitted the recycled panels from the old shed into a partition and bench down the side of the new shed. The partition will keep the stored potatoes in the dark and I’ll be fitting hooks to hang the onions from. It’s been a bit frustrating how long things are taking, seem to spend more time looking for tools than using them!
Everyone seems to have had similar problems this year, mainly due to the weather. The worst affected crop seems to have been potatoes with blight but many crops have just been plain drowned. Yellowing leaves and stunted growth or no growth at all that appear to be suffering nutrient deficiencies make a miraculous recovery when the soil dries out a bit.
Of course, crops in raised beds are unaffected with being above the water table but before converting the plot entirely to raised beds, remember it’s bound to be a drought next year.
On my return from the meeting I was greeted by a giant slug happily crawling down our back door. I couldn’t believe it but the photo proves it.