Monday 31 January, 2005
Well, the new season has begun. This weekend has been wonderful. The weather has been superb - dry and sunny and tolerably warm if you were working.
Our new strawberry plants arrived, along with the redcurrant and whitecurrant bushes, onion and shallot sets and a pile of seeds. For obvious reasons, the live plants were the priority. On Saturday, Dan built a new raised bed and filled it with top soil. The hens gave it a good going over before the plants were put in and netted. We're putting in two varieties of strawberries - Pegasus (midseason) and Florence (late). We chose these varieties (from The Organic Catalogue) because of their resistance to a number of diseases, as well as good yields of well flavoured fruit. We're planting ten of each variety - Pegasus this weekend and Florence when they arrive.