A perfect day....so I planted my onion sets!
The trials and triumphs of Plotting!
I was warned that some plotholders have lost hundreds of leeks to the onslaught from leek moths. They lay their eggs on the outer green leaves and the larvae burrow under the surface and make their way down to the roots. They colonise the inside of the leek and you end up with nothing.
When I got to the plot on Monday morning another plotholder asked if I'd like to see something funny! e showed me these....little tiny parsnip plants. The funny thing is that he sowed these seeds in early May!!!!!!
Progress so far. The rh end of the kitchen garden is much tidier now. The bed around the edge of the garden is weeded out and I've put in pansies and daffodils. These should cheer me up come spring.
The rain put me behind at the plot and here at home. We also had a lot of visitors this summer. Anyway I finally have time to devote to tidying up my kitchen garden and sowing more seeds for the over winter crops.
As it wasn't too hot today I took advantage of this and went to do some heavy work at the plot.
As it was fine but not too hot yesterday afternoon I decided to bite the bullet and start emptying the manure bay of the compost heap. It was full of bindweed roots.....doesn't that get busy when you turn your back! (See the pile on the left)
A visit to the plot just before lunchtime to gather some sweetcorn brought cries of dismay.......! My ten remaining beautiful Tuxedo sweetcorn cobs were all raggedy and eaten. The mice had had all but one of my lovely corn, and even that one was started. We were so disappointed. One sweetcorn cob is not enough for a good lunch for two....even with homemade spelt and oat bread toast!!!!
Here is what I managed to haul home....minus the sweetcorn...which we ate!
The sun was out this morning, and the day was predicted to be dry, so I postponed a house cleaning session until it rains later in the week and went to the plot. It was such a mess, except for the little bit I did last week.