dogwithnobrain

By dogwithnobrain

Jimmy Crack Corn and I Don't Care

In the middle of April, the soil was clear - the beds were empty and only the very shonkiest of buds were appearing.  

Fast forward 8 weeks, and you can't move for leaves and buds, and veggies, and flowers.  For the first time since we started allotmenting - we can do everything that needs done on one day, and enjoy it the rest of the week. 

Yesterday was weeding, planting up home seeded Beans and Leeks. Digging up the onions and shallots, replanting some more lettuce, and beets. 

Every bed is full to bursting - potatoes are all growing  - berries are bursting.  Every visit is finalised by a quick strawberry, or raspberry - the cherries are nicely deep and plumping up. 

The sweetcorn - I was talking to someone else the other day, and he was telling me about Native American Indians who plant the "three sisters together"  Sweet Corn, Squash and Beans.   I don't have any squash - but i had some extra beans, so I stuck some in, and I'm really interested to see how they get on :-) 

In the picture starting top left; Peas, Coriander flowers, Lettuce, Potatoes, Celeriac, Beets, (carrots in the box), Sunflowers, Sweet Peas, Sweet Corn (with beans)  - there are also Broadbeans, Parsnips, Shallots, Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackcurrents, Gooseberries, Leeks.  :-) 

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