Now on with the more serious stuff. Yesterday I set about removing the remaining French Climbing beans, Borlotties and late Pea plants from the legumes bed on my main plot. I picked a container full of beans, to be used for next years seeds, but due to their dampness I don't hold out much hope for their survival. The variety of garden canes used for supports, along with the pea sticks were cleaned and stored away in my shed, until they are needed again. The weaker/decaying canes and sticks were broken up and consigned to the compost heap. By yesterday evening, I had forked over this bed, (the soil is lighter and more workable than N2 plot), except for a couple of feet at the top end, where 3 rows of Senshyu Onions are currently growing well. My next job with this bed will be to add some compost to it, before it is used for next years Brassicas. Although the grass areas of the plots are wet and not likely to completely dry out without a prolonged dry spell of weather, I decided to mow them. My mower has just been serviced and the blades sharpened which was just as well. Cutting wet grass is not generally a good idea. On the up side, the grass cuttings will make good compost/mulch.
As I have mentioned in some of my previous posts, when the wet weather has prevented me from visiting the plots this year I have been decorating and doing some D.I.Y.
I thought it was time this week to start doing some planning for next years sowing and planting. The following diagram of my new N2 plot, (not to scale), is a rough outline of next years crops, what goes where? Once the weeds and Dandelions have been removed that is.
|My New Plot (N2) Situated Alongside My Main Plot (N1) The Central Bed is Currently Being Cleared of Dandelions|