The soil in our vegetable plot is too hard to sow many seeds directly. The continuous wet weather over the winter has compacted the soil into a thick crunchy surface, and the soil is already very clayey anyhow. So we’re almost forced to sow many of our crops in pots to start with, before the challenge of the soil.
Archive for 24 Apr ’14
- Bean seeds
- Weevil damage to pea seedlings
- Rocket, mustard, celeriac and augergine
- Sweetcorn seedlings
The third beer we have made, the grapefruit honey ale brewed a couple of weeks ago, is a triumph. It is clean and crisp and has a strong citrusy finish, without any of the debris and aftertaste that has plague previous homebrews.
- Strawberry flowers
- Blackcurrant flowers
We have quite a few flowers appearing on our various strawberry plants, which is hopefully a sign of a healthy crop. We also have a fair few flowers on our Ben Tirran blackcurrant and redcurrant bushes, but nothing so far on our Baldwin blackcurrant.