Two strips of carrots with sixteen plants per strip. In fact I got a total of 46 plants from the two boxes rather than the thirty-two that were promised. I think I like doing it this way because I am useless at sowing seed thinly which then means I am equally useless at thinning stuff out, so I may as well cut to the chase.
I also bought a strip of broad beans. These have all gone in the all-purpose bed. They are encroaching on the runner bean and pea space but I am hoping they will have done their thing by the time the beans and peas need it. If not I will just have to think again. I am already considering putting the beans in large pots. The problem I had with that when I did it once before was the constant watering and worse than that they kept blowing over. I'll see when it comes to it.
|better than nothing|
This is a purchase from Summerseat which (I suppose) wasn't too expensive. Ten fabric pegs. I am hoping ten will do it and will hold the fabric down so the wind doesn't get under it and lift it. Time will tell. At least for now they look a lot better than the lumps of debris we had been using for the job.
Meanwhile back at the ranch .... in the greenhouse I planted some seeds. A dozen runner beans (Scarlet Empire), six courgettes, a couple of dozen tomatoes (Maskotka) and a tray of peas for pea shoots. Someone suggested it in their blog and I thought it was a great idea. I have a ton of pea seeds left over every year so why not; I like pea shoots. Apologies for not crediting him with the idea - I am rubbish with names. If he reads this, let me know and I'll point folk to your blog.
I left a couple of chairs and a bag of stuff in the shed. It has a lot of broken glass on the floor which someone has covered with builders bags, probably as protection. Do I clear it up or not?
There are photos of the the greenhouse pots - but basically that's it - pots with dirt in! If you do look at the Garden - The Lotty - 2013 album I do know they need watering and yes, I did do it after taking the shot.