I didn't want to go ahead and fill the remaining beds without Mrs. G. so I only got plants that I was pretty sure she'd want us to grow. I started off by digging in some horse manure before planting some shallots. I bought two bags at the local garden centre as they were half price. No wonder they were cheap. I could only use half of them as the rest had gone rotten. There were no onions left so I assume we're way too late for that. Luckily we've got a whole bed full of them that we planted last autumn, ready for picking in June.
|Quite a lot of onions and garlic!|
I bought the rocket at the local farm but the lettuces are seeds from a packet.
Finally, I bought some tomato plants at the local farm and fingers crossed that there won't be any frost as I decided to plant them out. I put cut off plastic bottles around them to protect them a little bit but I doubt they'll keep the frost out should we have a cold night or two.
The potatoes are emerging, though they are a long way behind the spuds on the neighbouring plots. No that it matters. As long as we'll get potatoes I'll be happy.
Hopefully we'll get some more planting done next weekend and then we'll have to focus on weeding until harvesting.