I only had a couple of hours on my plot this morning as I had something very important to do in the afternoon, which I’ll tell you about in the next blog. There was no fox on my plot today, so I carried on with the beds, weeding and sorting them out. As I was weeding I kept hearing birds screeching overhead. I tried to see what they were, but they were flying very fast. It wasn’t until one settled on a sunflower head, that’s on my neighbours plot, that I finally saw what birds they were. It was a parakeet!! We do have lots of them around where I live, but you very rarely see them up close. Now I know what they sound like I’m sure I’ll realise they’re around more often.
Once this little mystery was solved I continued to weed around the Sarpo Mira Potatoes, weeded the next lot of Strawberries in more tyres and then onto the next bed that consists of the rest of the Sarpo’s and the rest of the Butternut Squash. Now this area of Butternuts has even more fruits growing than the other bed. I think I counted about 10 in this bed, so adding that to the ones in the other bed I should have about 18 or so when I harvest them!! I’m really pleased as this is the best they’ve ever grown!! Then finally it was onto the bed with the Cabbage and the Kale in. This wasn’t too weedy, which was great, but I cleared away any that I found and cleared away any of the old Kale leaves that had fallen on the soil. It’s best to clear these away because they attract slugs and snails, which will ruin your crop. I cut off 8 good Kale leaves to take home to give to the chicken, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Well they deserved a treat, they laid an egg each today. Aren’t they clever girls. Then it was time to have lunch before heading off for my very important appointment this afternoon!