I went out into the garden today to have a look at what we had already started growing and to start sowing the rest of the seeds. I found the birds had started to scratch and peck in the raised beds and a lot of the peppers were ruined. Luckily I had spare pepper seedlings that I could replace them with. So I made a bird scarer and covered everything with netting. Not sure if the Pepsi cans will do much good, but we’ll give it a go.
We started off some more herbs in the small raised bed with the Chives and Wild Garlic, Dill, Parsley, Sage and Thyme. In the last small raised bed we started off some Sprouts.
We started off the sweetcorn in seed trays, to get them going before planting out. Tony has made a trellis for the peas, so that will go in tomorrow and then we can start the peas off.
Lastly we decided to have a go at round lettuce. Just got to try and keep the slugs and caterpillars away some how once they start to sprout. The Cauliflowers sprouted nicely and the purple sprouting broccoli is also doing really well, but you can really see now where I dropped the seeds!! I moved a few to separate them up and spread them to where others hadn’t sprouted, but there is still lots clumped together.
This being our first year growing anything at all, its all trial and error and having fun with it. So it will be great to see how all the fruit and vegetables grow and see where we got things right and where things went wrong.
So fingers crossed we manage to get a few meals from the garden this year. As always stay safe stay well.
Kiera & Tony