|After 10 Minutes|
This week despite heavy rain I have been able to clear my top fruit bed of weeds & turn & hoe it. More mulch was added to my Rhubarb crowns, (which seem to be enjoying the colder weather), after they had been earthed up.
My 2 year old Pear tree had a couple of branches growing from the rootstock which were removed. The cuttings could be propagated & used for future rootstock, but I do not have room for more fruit trees so the cuttings will come in handy as pea sticks.
|Fruit Bed weeded-Rhubarb Mulched|
I prepared six large plastic barrels which I am using for sowing Carrot seeds into later. I added compost from my heap to the barrels with a layer of soil on top then added a layer of potting compost onto the soil. If this method of growing Carrots is not a success, the barrels can be emptied later & the contents used to feed the surrounding soil.
|Barrels ready for Carrot Sowing|
For some time now I have been adding all my discarded paper & cardboard to my compost heap. I noticed when moving the compost yesterday that there was a tremendous increase in the amount of worms within the compost which I attributed to the additional paper & card?
|Who Needs a Wormery|
|Couldn't Find Another Bit of Downpipe|
|Seeds Awaiting the Correct Germinating Temperatures?|
Never mind there's always tomorrow!!