Inspecting the Plot and Watering the Tomatoes


Just a fast trip down to water the tomatoes in the growhouses and the strawberries in the coldframe which are fruiting as I dither about finding them a home. Accompanied by the boss, a quick inspection of the plots and a todo list.

On plot 5, the broad beans are ready for some to harvest – looking very productive and we are down to our last couple of pounds in the freezer from last year. The mustard green manure needs cutting down and digging over. The climbing beans are not doing too well, perhaps a few words of encouragement. Some general weeding needed.

The outdoor Roma tomatoes are looking very healthy – better than any of the others.

On plot 29, peas are coming into harvest. Peas are a funny crop, the most eaten and oldest vegetable but what a fuss to pod enough for a meal. Still, they add value to the soil and small ones taste sweetest. Must look up how the French cook them with lettuce, we have bolting little gems on the salad bed.

The onions are drying well – time to bring them home soon and hopefully the garlic will be fully ready. The last garlic bulb wasn’t quite formed, still added to the flavour of a rissotto.

The brassicas need un-caging and weeding now.

So plenty to do.

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