In addition to the usual tasks of mowing the lawn, weeding the flowerbeds, de-mossing the garden path, I brought back to life our veggie patch which is now looking rather exciting- in a rather unexciting way- if that makes any sense.
I have potted some chili peppers, thyme, garlic and sweet basil, which are to be kept indoors for a month or so until they can be transferred outside.
Already in the garden I have onions (both early and late season), parsnips, carrots, three varieties of lettuce, radishes and a decent wild strawberry bed.
Ready to be planted in a month or so are some runner beans, cherry tomatoes, purple sprouting broccoli, courgettes and cucumbers.
I have protected the onions, carrots and parsnips from the birds with the net, but only had one- not to worry... I recalled from a TV show a few years ago that CDs on string do the trick of scaring them away- I would have loved to build a scarecrow but felt that this might be going over the top. hmmmm..
Below are a few photos- I hope to keep you updated on the progress and perhaps a few of you would be kind enough to taste the produce once the harvest comes. arrrrggghh. back to the garden for me. Farmer Rad.