Busy, busy days in the greenhouse, garden and allotment. I think we're doing pretty good this year at keeping on top of the sowing, although more to do. I really want to keep the succession of crops going this year - often it just ebbs away as the season progresses. It's an aim though, and going okay at the moment.
Work going on at the allotment recently looks like this ...
One of the boxes of seedlings taken up
Celeriac seedlings planted out
(yes, I use slug pellets or I'd lose everything!)
Carrots and mixed lettuce leaves
Beetroots above, lettuce below
More Beetroot, Kohl Rabi and Lettuce
Garlic beds and Sorrel and Chard interplanted
Beans mulched with skirtings from fleeces, and Peas
... and oops, I've let the herb spiral become rather overgrown with Sage. Must work on that one soon, harvest and dry or freeze a load. There are other herbs in there somewhere!
overgrown herb spiral
Harvesting Broad Beans at the moment, we have pinched out the shoots to hopefully avoid the blackfly problem, and we have eaten these in salads - delicious. Also harvesting pea shoots for salads, and numerous salad leaves - lettuces, sorrel, rockets, mizuna, etc. We've picked the last of the chard from last years plants as they have been trying to flower for a while, we cut out the flowering spike for a while to delay this but eventually they exhaust themselves. They have been replaced with new plants now.
No trip to the allotment or garden even is without a bit of nature spotting, and these were some of what we saw recently.
Slow worms are resident on our plot and always a lovely sight to see them.
Day moth - Cinnabar
I'm not sure on the name for this one, haven't had a chance to look it up yet, anyone know? ETA: Just found it's a Cinnabar.
So more planting out this week - tomato plants, sunflowers (pretty tall now in their pots!), and more beans, courgettes and more (can't think what's out there). More sowing too. Oh and that poor herb spiral. It's all good.