Thursday, 27 May 2010
some beautiful weather lately and everything is looking great !
that's garlic right at the front
the yellow flowers are the purple sprouting broccoli, further back on the right are a patch of purple peas and a variety of beans and squash.
the greenhouse is waiting patiently for the sweet pepper seedlings that are gathering their strength on my garden table ( sown from seed collected from last year) and the pomegranate tree has decided to make flowers this year - he didn't do that last year... will he fruit ?
could it be canterbury's first ever pomegranate.
lots more seedlings on the way to fill the rest of the gaps. sweetcorn, more peas and beans and squash and some sweetpeas.
tim and i managed to get a whole barrow full of compost to spread where we planted some beans and squash. i think it's the first large scale use of our homemade compost and i have to say that it looked very good. sweet smelling and full of worms.
i planted one pea-bean and one sweet pea together and a couple of spaghetti squash amongst them. i understand that the legumes provide nitrogen for the squashes and the squashes provide good ground cover to suppress weeds and moisture loss. that's kim's purple peas next to them, they look very beautiful with their red-tinged leaves, and very healthy too.
woody and i took some wheels for a spin yesterday. it takes me half an hour to walk to the plot, all the way across town. i thought if i had something as lovely and useful as this then i would be able to get there more often ...