Cooler weather but still dry.
Down to the plots around 4pm and set up the sprinkler on plot 29, which involved moving the onions and garlic off the drying frame that doubles as a cage for some brassicas. A really pleasent afternoon – warm but not too hot to work a bit.
So the beans, green manure mustard and Dorian peas all got a good soaking. The soil on plot 29 is lighter than plot 5 which makes it easier to work but it doesn’t hold the water as well.
Whilst this was going weeded all the deep beds and cleared the daikon. Added some sulphate of ammonia to help the compost bin along as well. I’ve run out of liquid heap booster – must be something to do with the heat.
Sowed some Ishakura onions and a few radishes on the salad bed. Where the daikon were sowed some pak choi chinese cabbage.
Harvested some salads, few carrots and the first cucumber – shaped like a boomerang. You won’t find those in the shops!! Gave the cucumbers some comfrey liquid and added about 5 litres to the water barrel – just a little boost when watering.
Gave the tomatoes in the growbags a feed as well and the last of the comfrey liquid was stored in a couple of milk bottles (the 4ltr plastic ones).
4th Comfrey Cut
Cut a row and a half of comfrey which went into the barrel and topped up with water – should be usable in 3 weeks or so in these temperatures. The comfrey is really doing well – 4 cuts is not too bad and I wouldn’t be surprised if I get 5.
Dug up a few more potatoes – the ground is really starting to dry so getting harder. I’ll clear the rest of the first earlies next week if I can.
Around 8pm, returned home. We’re away for the weekend so more next week.