We had a final push to tidy up the plot for the Open Day on Sunday with the grass and edges cut, more weeding, all labels checked, and the high raised bed mended. After that there was the usual – thinning the carrots, digging up the second early potato, ‘Record’ (very poor crop from it), separating out all the new growth on the soft fruit and tying it back temporarily until the fruiting shoots are finished. The jostaberry in particular has put on a huge amount of growth, much more than the loganberry, tayberry or bramble.
An interesting caterpillar was found during the weeding, about 4/5 cm long. Possibly the elephant hawk moth? Can anyone identify it?
Jobs for next week
Finish the pruning
Date for the Diary
Dalkeith Horticultural Society Show on 7 and 8 September in Dalkeith Schools Campus. Saturday 1pm-4.30pm, Sunday 12noon-4.30pm. This year it will include the National Vegetable Society show.