Weeding and Harvesting the Strawberries


Just spent an hour down at the plot doing a little hoeing and watering.

My Japanese autumn sown onions are nearly ready although quite a few have bolted. The ones at the top of plot 5 where the dreaded disease has been most rampant are pretty small but the other patch, further down towards the compost bins, are a better size.

Pulled a lettuce, the Arctic King have bolted but there is still enough to cope with our needs and a few radishes.


My sister-in-law came over with the monsters. Actually, they’re lovely kids. The oldest is being very grown up now as she approaches the grand age of 8 and the younger twins take their lead from her except for the lad who, true to young boys, is like a whirlwind and forgets to pretend.

So took them up to the lotty for strawberry picking session. They seemed so happy with little plastic boxes, carefully selecting each berry and checking each one was ripe enough before pulling it.

They forced themselves to eat a little from the BBQ before getting their strawberries and ice cream. The lad is not convinced by my story that the sweetcorn and tomatoes aren”t ready yet. He checked the plants in case Uncle John was being economical with the truth.


Struck down by hay fever from yesterday and feeling pretty tired after a bad night?s sleep I looked at the light rain and decided take a lazy day with a book. So not much accomplished but, as I write this on Monday morning, feeling much more fit for action.

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