Beautiful Chives, happy in their tyres.
Yesterday I finally remembered to take the camera over to the veggie patch to take some pictures. it looks really good now that we have managed to get all the wood chippings down, although they are sharp on the old knees if you forget your kneeling mat. Everything seems to be growing well in this wonderful sunshine. I love my little patch.
An overview of the patch.
Strawberries in the bed closest to us. Lettuce, Mixed Leaves and Radish in the wooden bed to the left with Salad potatoes at the far end of it.
Mange Tout Peas with their twiggy supports, and under the net tunnel my Spring Cabbage. Closest to the camera Main Crop potatoes.
Beetroot, inter planted with Radish at one end and Turnip at the other.
In the foreground - French Beans with Mixed Leaves and Spring Onions in the bed just seen.
A bed of Carrots.
Lots of planting done and just about enough space left to plant out what's ready in the greenhouse. I am intending to fill any spaces with radishes and other quick growing crops. This year I want to plant along the lines of filling all the soil to deter space for weeds, a la Alys Fowler and everything she spoke about when we went HERE for the day. Better more food for our tummies and for storage than having to spend time weeding every day.
Off to potter in the greenhouse for a while, I'll show you what I've been up to in there tomorrow.