In this bed there are Spring Onions, Radish (Scabious and Box...not edible) and in the right hand side bed there are onions and carrots, we planted the carrots in amongst the onions while we were filming 'Escape to the Country' to demonstrate companion planting. ~~ Two little rows of Cauliflower. I do love the beds when they are first planted, all regimented in their little lines before things go wild in the heat of the polytunnel. ~ My Brocolli seedlings waiting to be planted outside later today, and in the left hand bed the first planting of mixed Salad Leaves and Lettuces, the Mixed Leaves are about to go over now but they have replacements waiting in the wings, so for once there will be no gap. At the back are my Kiwi plants in full leaf and showing signs of buds, this could be the first year for fruits, fingers crossed.
~ It's so nice that we have so much growing again. We have been eating the Mixed Leaves and Radish since March, we have just finished off the last few Leeks and Carrots that overwintered in the polytunnel and the tyres and I'm really pleased that for the first time we have been eating our own produce right through the year. This year I want to do a bit better and see if I can get more things to last through the coldest leanest months of the year.
~ Now it's 7.30 and time to go and feed the piggies, they are slowly emerging from their arks one by one to be greeted by this lovely early morning sun. The day looks promising with the early morning mist already burnt off by the increasing warmth of the sun, the chickens have been up and scratching about since 5.45am enjoying the cool of the morning before they retire from the heat of the sun to their favourite spot under the shady trees of Chicken World. ~
Time I joined them all outside I think. Enjoy your day. ~ Sue xx