Sunny days on the Allotment
Still the best of sunny April days and now, with frost-free nights, it is time to start planting and sowing.
The young broad bean plants – variety ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ – are now in and we have planted some pointy cabbages – ‘Greyhound’ – for summer cropping. The cabbages were covered with enviromesh to give a little protection and prevent the cabbage white butterfly from laying its eggs. These had to be well watered in since there has not been any decent rain for some time. The spring cabbage and recently planted fruit bushes were also watered. Another row of early potatoes – variety ‘Colleen’ – was planted and we are still doing energetic weeding along the hazel border.
Fortunately, the plum blossom looks as if it has not been frosted and the leaves are coming out on all the other fruit.
Jobs for next week
- Plant main crop potatoes
- Sow carrots, beetroot and turnips
- Sow a row of broad beans
- Maybe cut the grass?