It’s been a busy few weeks continuing with weeding, clearing, sowing, and generally keeping on top of things. I love this time of year because we are just at the point of harvesting the first few crops of the year. Here’s a quick update:
I’ve covered the strawberry bed with straw to try and cut down on weeds and keep the fruits off the ground. There aren’t actually many on this year as they’re quite young plants (I wish I could remember the variety).
The polytunnel is coming on well. I’ve got various tomatoes, chillies, aubergines, peppers, and cucumbers on the go in here.
I have the first flurry of courgettes!
The next lot of plants waiting for a slot in the garden are coming on nicely. Here I’ve got sweetcorn, squash, chard, spinach, more tomatoes, possibly some kale.
And my first harvest! These are the potatoes I started off in the polytunnel back in February and they seemed to take off well. These are (I think) Nicola. We’ll be having these for lunch today!
The harvest so far…
One of the main purposes of adding the garden to what was supposed to be a crafting blog was to try and keep better records. As well as what’s been sown when I’d like to track my harvests too so here is my first harvest report of 2023:
Potato, Nicola = 720g/1.5 lbs
And finally, here’s Bill! He’s clearly made himself at home in my strawberry patch and might explain why I don’t seem to have many strawberries. Annoyingly, he’s not even waiting for them to ripen! And he’s quite brazen about his thievery as you can see.