Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2022 – How are we nearly in June?!

Where has this month gone? Where has this year gone? I know the older you get the quicker times goes, but this is ridiculous.

Another weekend and lots more to do in the garden which is brilliant. Saturday morning I tidied the pots and containers out the front of the house, giving them a good water afterwards. The Perennial Poppies are starting to bloom which is wonderful. I just love their delicate petals, such a shame they don’t last that long.

Once that was done it was a tidy up of the car boot. It tends to get messy during the working week so the weekend is the perfect time to sort out anything that needs to come out and have a good tidy up.

I then had to go out and ring for a couple of weddings so that took up most of the afternoon and when I got back a little after 4.30 it was time for a sit down and a cup of tea. Emily and Kai are making dinner tonight so I’ll see what little things I can get done before dinner is ready. I love the fact that I don’t have to cook on Saturday, it just gives me a day off and I can get on with stuff in the garden.

But before I went out I also managed to get my Spanish Melons potted up in 3 litre pots. If you only have 2 litre pots then that’s fine.

Just fill the pot with multipurpose compost and firm it down. Carefully turn the small pot that your melon seedlings are growing in upside down. Make a hole in the centre of the compost in the large pot and carefully pop the melon seedlings with all their compost in the hole. Gently fill around the plants and water from the bottom so the compost pulls up the water encouraging the roots to grow down.

I also planted out my Dwarf French Beans, they won’t need staking and are perfect for planting at the end of a raised bed.

Here’s a video to help you…..

As I tidied up the greenhouses I found hiding next to some Poppies a tray of Rocket. To be fair the leaves do look fairly similar at a glance. Now I’ve filled up most of the space in all the raised beds, so where to put them. Now Rocket doesn’t last that long, so the ideal place would be next to something that won’t need to be harvested for a while. I have 2 rows of Carrots so decided that would be perfect.

The roots of the Rocket don’t go down very far so that won’t effect the Carrots, so I snuck them in between the two rows and hopefully they’ll play happily together.

My Climbing French Beans have been rather slow this year, I don’t know why, but I planted them out this weekend anyway, and then added some more seeds into the holes as well. Hopefully I’ll get some French Beans as I do prefer these to Runner Beans. French beans you just pick, nip the top off and then cook. Runner beans there’s all sorts of faffing about to do.

A little bit more sorting in the greenhouses and moving of plants around. Getting some plants sorted to take to client’s gardens this week. Hopefully by the end of next week most of the flowers would have gone.

So a successful weekend, another busy week ahead, but before I pot up my tomatoes I need to buy some more compost.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have an amazing week!

TTFN xxx

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1 Response to Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2022 – How are we nearly in June?!

  1. NebraskaDave says:

    This week is a holiday weekend. It’s called Memorial Day which is a day that we honor all those men and women that have fallen in the wars of the past. Many visit the graves of their loved ones and plant small flags and flowers on the graves. My family has three generations of service in the military, but none have been killed.

    So today was spent running the fence line of the backyard to root out the scrub trees. Mulberry trees grow like weeds here and if they are not rooted out they will become a real problem as they weave their way up through the fence. It doesn’t help that the birds love ripe mulberries, but their digestive system doesn’t kill the seeds. When they sit on the fence, they not only plant the seeds but give them a little fertilizer to get started. So now I have a big load of brush to take to wood chipper place.

    I’m just now planting the garden. We had a really cold spring and the temperatures (Air and soil) are finally warm enough for planting. Sweet corn, potatoes, onions, cucumbers. tomatoes, bell peppers, and squash will be soon on the way to harvest.

    Have a great day in the garden.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

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