Sunday, 12 June 2011

What's happening in June

We finally got the rain we so were so desperate for, about 25mm on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 June and have had more since then, and everything is growing well and no need for irrigation for now, happy again!  
Ridging up potatoes before the rain (with a little help)

Picking up the first of the new potatoes by hand

Seeding into module trays, the majority is done now, but crops such as lettuce will be seeded every 2 weeks until August.
Sweetcorn and courgettes transplanted into nice moist ground, but not enjoying the wind and cool nights since.
Our quiet bird-scarer, a hawk kite, acts as a potential predator keeping smaller birds away from the crops
Basil growing well in a polytunnel, the scent from so many plants
is amazing
Nasturtiums just starting to flower to brighten up the salad bags

Squash plants ready to be transplanted.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how real that bird-scarer looks! I can't wait for lots of fresh basil!