Wednesday 25th May 2016 – Well that looks better!

I was on my plot this morning for about 2 and a half hours, before I had to be somewhere else about 1pm. Still even in that short time, I got a huge amount done. The aim of today was to see how much of the bed at the end I could get done. Last year I’d grown a load of Sprouting Broccoli in part of that bed, and the other half was where I dumped a load of manure. The grass seemed to enjoy the manure, as there were lots of large clumps that had grown. They were very easy to remove, as was a large stinging nettle plant that was growing in the corner. There were loads of couch grass root under the soil, so I had to make sure that I removed all that I could see.

We all have at least one messy area on our plots. But it'll be tidier soon.

We all have at least one messy area on our plots. But it’ll be tidier soon.

It took me all morning, and to be honest, I’m a little embarrassed about showing you the photo, but no one’s perfect all the time. I ended up with 4 wheel barrow loads of green waste, and I’ve still not quite finished, but I managed to get over three quarters done this morning. The rest I’ll finish off tomorrow.

Not completely finished, but very nearly there. That looks much better now.

Not completely finished, but very nearly there. That looks much better now.

With all the manure that’s in the soil, I think I’ll plant my Runner and French Beans in this bed this year. They’ll thoroughly enjoy all the extra oomph the manure has given the soil. Then just before I left, I had a little look to see how my seeds are growing. I noticed that the last lot of Radish seeds I’d sown last week have started to come through. I also harvested my first Radish which I’m very pleased about. I’ll give it a clean and have it with my lunch tomorrow.

The first Radish of the season showing the newly germinated ones how it's done.

The first Radish of the season showing the newly germinated ones how it’s done.

 

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4 Responses to Wednesday 25th May 2016 – Well that looks better!

  1. matt says:

    i just sowed my first radishes last saturday , but im a complete newb and am just chucking stuff in as i sort out the plot i got in feb, how long should i expect them to start peeking like yours? i hear theyre very fast growing

  2. Lovely update thank you for sharing have a blessed day Claire

  3. NebraskaDave says:

    Claire, ugh, weeds abound this time of the year. With the more than normal rain cycle we are in it brings the best out of the weedy little devils. As you have stated piles of weeds can be pulled and disposed of every day. I dread to think of what my garden looks like after not being there for five days. Today is a national Memorial holiday here but I’ll be celebrating by mowing grass and not cooking BBQ on the grill. I did get my sunflowers planted in pots last week before leaving town. This will be a busy garden week for sure.

    I didn’t plant any leafy green stuff nor did I plant the root vegetables this year. I’m mostly concentrating on tomatoes, green beans, sweet corn, pumpkins, watermelons, onions, potatoes, and cucumbers.

    Have a great enjoyable day on the allotment or green house.

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