Sunday 2 April 2017
Getting Down And Dirty
Its been a glorious day in the sunshine,
perfect for getting down and dirty
emptying the last of the compost bin into the poly tunnel.
packed full of worms and goodness, this compost was for the tomato and cucumber bed
It seemed like the magic porridge pot and took forever to empty the compost bin
Now it ready for the next bin to be turned into it, then bin number 1 which is now full can be turned into bin 2, we will then have an empty bin to start all over again.
I got the netting up for the peas, these peas are tall ones and they are growing away.
A barrow load of sand got dug into the parsnip bed and the first of the parsnips are now sown
Same in the carrot bed another barrow of sand dug in and the first three rows of carrots are sown
I got some sweetcorn sown in the poly tunnel, I have put them straight into the ground this time instead of starting them in pots.
I have also done the same with melons, each seed station is under one of the domes.
The grape vines in the poly tunnel are just breaking bud.
this year I am going to keep on top of them and reduce the bunches of fruit, going for quality rather than quantity.
There is still veggies to harvest
Purple sprouting broccoli, harvested some for tonight's dinner, there is loads there to harvest and this week I think they will have to picked before they go over.
There is Beetroot that was grown over winter, I cooked some up this evening.
To have with a home grown meal, goat chops that were slow roasted so much so the meat just fell off the bone, with broccoli and mash and a side dish of beetroot.
Baby dove is coming on well, fully feathered now and wanders to the front of the nest box, we pop a little dish of seeds into the nest box and the baby has just started taking some seeds for itself, the parents are still feeding it as well, it must be nearly time to fledge as it keeps flapping its wings, I just hope the Buzzard stays away.
I hope you have all been out enjoying the sunshine. 🌞