Progress in the Kitchen Garden
This morning was beautiful weather, and I used it well.
The broccoli and Kale plants that I started from seed in June needed a home for the winter, so I found some space for them at the end of the pea and bean beds. They are now firmed in, slug pelleted, and protected from butterflies (and cats searching for a toilet) with the green net arrangements. These are the Haxnicks tunnels I bought last year at Wisley. I have cut them in half because they are more use to me across the beds rather than along them.
Having had a sit with a cup of coffee I must now go and cut all the sweet peas......! We are going out this evening so I will take some with me. I get about 6 vases worth each time I pick them which is more than enough for me.
The stems are very short this year. Any suggestions for a long-stemmed super-scented variety of sweet pea?
The Robinson "Show Perfection" Peas which were on a tepee were finished so I cleared them all away, picking off the last which we'll have for dinner. In their space (at the other end of the sweet pea bed shown here) I have put some shallots started from seed and getting a bit big for the pot they were in. I have netted these too against the cats.