Myself and Dave were chuffed the other day when we visited the plot and discovered our shed had been put up. It’s a 6ft by 4ft shed which is small but it’s big enough for our needs and we didn’t want the shed to take up too much space on the plot. Finally we have somewhere to store the tools, the car was destroyed with all the muck etc, it also means we can cycle out to the plot now as we don’t have to carry all the tools with us.
Dave already put the shed to good use the other day. I spent a couple of hours pottering around, watering, weeding etc and he sat in the shed reading a book avoiding getting his hands dirty and hiding from the rain showers.
I planted another crop of peas the other day. Succession sowing means I should (hopefully) have peas throughout the summer. I tidied up the plot the other day, there’s a lot of weeds to deal with and I’m trying to keep them in check.
I put some collars on my cabbages to protect them from the dreaded cabbage root fly. I wrote a blog post about how to make them yourself, you can find it here if you want to try it yourself, it’s very easy. I also put netting around the bed to protect the cabbages from the birds. Dave hammered a small length of wood to each corner of the bed and we just draped the netting over using twine to hold it up. You’ll notice I also have some CD’s in the bed, this is to try scare the birds away, I’ve heard it helps so fingers crossed.
Other than that I haven’t done much on the plot this week, again the weather hasn’t been great. You can tell by my photos it’s been very grey and dull. Things are looking up though, the weather forecast tells me we should have a dramatic improvement in weather this week, we might even get some decent sunshine and a raise in temperatures. I’m just hoping for at least one day when I can get out on the plot in my shorts, is that too much to ask?
I’ll leave you for now with some shots of the plot from the other day.