By putting “beginning of June” in the title of this post I may give the impression that this post will have sequels. Don’t hold your breath, though. I’d like to, but I’m not notorious for my sense of commitment, organisation and perserverance (unless you’re thinking of offering me a job in which case, I’m only joking, I’m brilliant at everything and in my spare time I’m a team player with great initiative who helps orphans learn to speak to animals).
This isn’t a complete picture, partly because I don’t trust you (yes, you) not to track us down so you can steal our Chinese artichokes. Tomatoes and peppers aren’t featured here as they are all in pots along the wall and awkward to photograph. It may give a feeling for the small scale of our operations this year; our back garden veg plot consists of three newly built raised beds and sundry large containers; we’ve not found the opportunity/energy/resources to do a lot of improvement to the soil so far and so this year is a mix of experimenting to see what does well and badly (so far, peas do badly due to sparrow “assistance”); reviving some of my seed stock (except for peas, obviously), and growing and propagating some of our perennials and trees.
Advice and ideas very welcome but *please* don’t tell me anything is planted too closely, because almost everything is and we are duly ashamed but that’s the way things are going this season.