Thursday, 29 March 2012

Carrots and compost

I laid out the site for the carrot bed. It will be surrounded with frames to hold the fleece up. The fleece will keep out  the carrot fly. The bed size is defined by the size of the frames and although the frames will not be up for a while, the size is useful to know in advance. I raked the bed carefully and removed a few stones then soaked the ground with water before sowing two rows of carrot seeds which I covered carefully and gently watered in.

Jean finished emptying the compost bin and we spread the lovely stuff around the fruit bushes, which we then watered with can after can to soak the ground well. We'll see how long that lasts.

The asparagus is sending up new spears almost daily. The first are almost ready for cutting. There are only three crowns sprouting, but it is early yet. In a few weeks the spears will shoot up more quickly and we will be ready for them.

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