After a winter when the veg patch was muddier than the Somme, the ground has finally dried out but also compacted like concrete. Prior to the new years’s veg planting I have had to completely dig over the plot again, which has been quite tough going. However, the soil conditioner and well-rotted horse manure which I added last autumn have considerably improved the ground’s quality.
Nothing showing yet, but I have planted potatoes, onions, parsnips and Brussels sprouts. Tomato, pea, cucumber and aubergine plants have so far avoided the attentions of the slugs.
The apple, pear and plum trees all managed to flower and set fruit without succumbing to recent wind and rain. Looks like it might be a good harvest this year.If you found this entry interesting, a mention on Facebook or a tweet would be good! Thanks.