Its full steam ahead on the plot at them moment as the week of rain has got things bursting out all over - particularly the weeds! We've moved on a bit since our first two raised beds. But more growing space does mean more weeding!
Weve moved on from the early days of tomatoes and potatoes and the current growing list includes globe artichokes, figs, blueberries, black currants, gooseberries, rhubarb, swiss chard, kale, sprouts, cabbage, purple sprouting brocolli, radishes, lettuces, broad beans, peas, beans, onions, garlic, rocket, pak choi, butternut squash, winter squash, cucumbers, peppers, strawberries, raspberries, damsons, apples, far too many courgettes, beetroots and of course - tomatoes and potatoes.
So you can see why the growing space is ever expanding!
If its not planted up, there will no doubt be another courgette planted in it by the end of the week! My plan was to grow loads of them to make pasta sauces which we could freeze. I am starting to wonder if weve over done it - just how many courgettes can one family eat!
The chickens have their home on the plot. We bought their house on ebay and BH built the pen. The door is actually our old baby gate reworked - genius or what?
We recently scrapped some very rotten old coldframes and cleared a space between the green houses. This needs some serious tidying but in the meantime its become the perfect place for a spot of supervising.
Last year BH presented with me the most romantic gift a girl could ask for - hand built compost boxes - I swear that man knows the direct route to my heart... We took the covers off them in February and found that all those slimy peelings and cuttings had turned into the most awesome soil. It really is magic!
However this popped out of the heap today...
Its a 'Grow Your Own Grandpa'!!!