We had a great family weekend. On Friday evening we travelled to the Gramps and came home with the boys on Saturday morning. We stopped in Aber for layers pellets - bought with proceeds from the eggs sales - and more importantly to book the flights for our summer holiday. We didn't manage the latter but came home and did it online instead at a better deal so we are now good to go. Yay! We have arranged for both sets of kindly neighbours to take care of the chickens, the egg collecting and the watering of the Poly House as it will be a bit of a crucial time, hopefully, with things really coming on.
When home Jon and I went outside and got a good lot of jobs done.
I planted out more broccoli but have a couple more I have to wait on for a bit more growth.
I have almost completed my potato campaign! ending with the Maris Pipers.
I set to putting five seed spuds in each of the three remaining tyres plus four in an old compost bag in the Poly House as a bit of an experiment. Jon is hopefully to get me the last tyre I need for the final five tubers next week then I AM DONE! until the ones for Christmas!
I started to weed and de-stone around the fruit trees, slowly slowly catchy monkey!
I planted out another few climbing peas and sowed some more inside.
I put the sunflowers outside for a little while but put them back in later.
On Sunday we had to go food shopping but later in the afternoon we had great weather so were able to get a good few hours outside.
I planted my gherkins in the Poly House raised bed; I have three of them and then should be room in the bed for the aubergines, too.
I now have three Gardener's Delight plants in their final growing spot so will have to look out for pinching out now and get some support sorted out in a few weeks.
The boys, Jon and then me all helped with each stage of putting mushroom dowels in three tree logs outside; these are how the dowells came when delivered.
Alfie went to the field with Jon, chainsaw in hand, to get the wood then both the boys helped to put the logs in the best spot near the second veg patch. The one on the right is the Shitake and the other two are for the Chicken of the woods; the latter apparently have a texture like cooked chicken!
Right, going to catch up on what everybody else has been up to over the weekend.
Bye for now.