Saturday, 12 May 2007

Plenty of rain

Two weeks on and what a change. We've had plenty of rain the last few days which has softened the soil up a treat so I've been able to get the cabbages planted out. The early peas are up as are all the potatoes.

If you've been paying attention you'll remember that my manure man let me down this year so on the hungriest part of the plot at the top of the right hand bed I've sown red clover as a green manure.


Cabbages planted out



A couple of years ago someone gave me a cutting from a grapevine ("Boskoop Glory"). I planted it outside a corner of the greenhouse and trained it inside through a hole I made in the skirting. It promptly died but last year I noticed new growth from the plant which I again trained inside and this time it survived and I trained it across the roof. This year I'm pleased to report I've got little bunches of grapes developing nicely.