Now I don’t usually go to the allotment at the week end, but I’ve just been so busy with one thing and another, and the weather was just so wonderful that I managed to scrounge a few hours to myself. Now that June is hear all the tender plants can now start to go outside. So today I managed to plant out the rest of my Kohl Rabi, the ones that I left on the garden table the other day. Plant out my Cabbage, both varieties “Primo” and “All year round Blend”. Get some more Peas in, which I put so they can climb up another wigwam. Plant out 2 lovely rows of Leeks, I use a broom handle to make approximately a 6 inch hole in the soil first before I put the leek seedling in the hole, then fill the hole up with water. I know it’s weird, but that’s the way to plant out leeks. I then got ready my bean poles for my Climbing French Beans that I’m hoping to get out very soon. They’re growing well, and are just about the right size to go outside, but it’s finding the time. Hopefully I’ll get them out this coming week. And finally to help attract the bees to the bean flowers I planted some Nasturtium plants underneath the bean poles.
Then it was the obligatory weeding and cutting of grass. It’s all gone a bit mad at the moment, I was away from my plot for about 3 weeks, and some parts of it look a bit abandoned. I’ll get it sorted out in a couple of weeks….hopefully. Then just as I was about to leave I noticed that some of my strawberries were ready to be picked. I had to try one first to see, and oh my……the one I tried was so warm and so sweet. Perfect!! I picked enough for us to have for pudding that evening. I’ll have more to harvest in a couple of days and then I’ll have to start making some jam I suppose.
Awesome update thank you for sharing Claire
A broom handle seems an eminently suitable device to make holes for your leeks. I used an old washing line pole last year to do the honours 🙂
The simplest things are always the best.