I always feel that when my tomatoes go in the ground, spring has really arrived. Since being back the children and I have spent each morning in the garden clearing out, adding compost and planting new seeds or seedlings.
On Monday we pulled spent broad beans and peas and planted corn and bush beans.
On Tuesday we made two huge banked beds for strawberries. I am not sure if I am happy about growing strawberries at ground level, but for now this is where they are. I still need to put down straw.
Yesterday we turned the compost heap much to the chickens delight. They feasted until they almost popped! At the back of the heap I have planted Ghostrider Pumpkins again like last year.
We also reclaimed a wine barrel from some over grown herbs. My little one had to grow beans for a botany experiment so we put that in the centre of the pot. There are seeds planted at each dowel.
I also have a narrow bed under the bathroom window that I am going to experiment with. Against the wall I have a makeshift trellis which I hope will support more beans and I have planted a few tomato plants in the front.
Lastly we cleared out another bed of spent peas and after adding compost, planted tomato seedlings that we raised.
As my broad beans come to an end we will plant more corn. Today a storm is looming so we are going to focus our tasks inside by making some blueberry jam and pie filling. My darling dad bought 4 bags for me and left them in the freezer.
We are back to school next week so this is literally "making hay while the sun shines!"