Sunday, 1 August 2010

An update on bed 1

bed one jul 10

This is bed 1, taken last week. This is the oldest bed on the allotment - so this is the 3rd year we have had crops from it. Top left to bottom right: potatoes, leeks, parsnipsa and celeriac.

The leeks will need thinning, a job I've lined myself up for over the coming few days. The thinnings will be eaten as baby leeks.

Notice the nasturtiums in the bottom right of the picture? We keep having to strip them away from the path. Almost as quickly as we chop them back, they have grown to fill the space. We tolerate them on bed 2 where they grow between the broad beans and don't cause too many problems. If they get onto bed 1, they will smother everything.

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