Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Mother's 'little helper'
Chloe digging her bed - I had already done most of it, and in fact ended up finishing it off for her.
This weekend I managed to put cloches (old sweet jars) around the newly planted spring cabbage, although have lost 3 to slugs. The leeks have grown noticably since I fed them with nettle tea (smells vile). I am still picking courgettes but my butternut squash is only 2 inches long - don't think it will make a meal somehow. I dug in the green manure thet had been previously cut, mulched with some manure and covered with fabric in readiness for strawberries. I also dug over the asparagus bed, mulched with farmyard manure and covered it with fabric ready to receive the asparagus in the spring.
As you can see I am changing the surrounds of the beds to wood because when I am digging the slates come up, also they are very sharp so wood will be safer if the little cherubs should trip up when running about the plot.