Friday, August 5, 2011
I went out to the plot today to plant some winter cabbage and lollo rosso which was growing at home in seed trays.
I had also planted seeds of kale and transplanted 6 healthy seedlings into a larger tray as 6 was more than enough for us. They were growing into nice healthy plants until a couple of days ago ,when I checked them one morning the kale had simply disappeared overnight!
Our courgettes are very slow growing this year and a glut of them is not likely either.There were 2 nice ones yesterday and today they had been nibbled by something!
I planted out 3x Golden acre cabbages and 4x Wheeler's Imperial in one of the onion beds which Kathryn had cleared.After I had taken the photo, they had cabbage collars put in place, against the cabbage root fly, netting against the rabbits and pigeons and slug blocker against the slugs,am I missing anything?!
No ,not a mummy ,lollo rosso lettuce plants in the vacated broad bean bed.I put the fleece over them to keep some heat in and the slug blocker as well.
The crimson flowered broad beans are in the other half of the bed for another while.
Look closely and see the rabbit just at the top of the bed, he had actually been in the bed inside the netting!
There he goes running....
Then he just sat there as if to say, hold on a minute I live here!
I was coming home about 5.00pm but then started on the brassica bed.I weeded and pulled all of the yellowed leaves from the broccoli and cut all of the side shoots. I gave them a feed of comfrey tea and hopefully we will have some more side shoots coming on.
I carried on and weeded the white turnips and the remaining 4 heads of the greyhound cabbage also pulling the lower and yellowed leaves from them.The slugs will have to jump to get on them now!
We are not great cabbage eaters but it is nice to have one occasionally.
Harvest coming home today,potatoes, broccoli, white turnips,beetroot,french beans, peas and 2 globe artichokes for tonights TV snack.