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Posted: Saturday 14 June, 2008

by Rosemary at 9:33pm in Growing 2 comments Add your own

It's been very warm and sunny here, with short spells of rain - ideal growing conditions, yes. But weeds like it too! Today, we peeled back the net from the brassica bed and spent a merry half hour weeding. Actually, it was quite satisfying, so we did the carrots and the parsnips as well. Then we sowed some runner beans, since the first lot seem to have failed, then some dwarf French Beans as well, since there was a space and we don't have many beans in this year.

Before and after weeding

Claire gave us a huge courgette last week, so that's been put in plus two rows of peas, to complete the line up.

We had our first new potatoes today - Red Duke of York - and they were lovely.

Comments

Kimberley

Sunday 15 June, 2008 at 4:05am

G'day guys,

Just wondering, do you mulch? Australian gardeners are obsessed with it as it retains moisture, keeps the soil an even temperature AND stops weeds! (well, to a point)

Cheers,

Kimberley

Rosemary

Wednesday 18 June, 2008 at 9:27pm

Well it looks like we're mulching with green stuff! Yes, we do sometimes - if we have time, really. But we're always in a rush.

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