A few photos from week 26 of 2017.
So below we have a collection of photos taken this last week on the plots. I have discussed many of the subjects in yesterday’s podcast but join me as I take you on a guided tour of the last week.
Last weeks rain helped the weeds grow.
My first photo shows how the rain has helped the weeds really grow in the bed. The bed had a good weeding the week before but when I arrived they had all shot on growth. This is what it looked like before i weeded.
My next photo shows how it looks after an hour of weeding. Thanks to the rain the ground was quiet soft allowing the weeds to be pulled out easily.
As you can see its a massive difference and the leeks, sweetcorn and french beans that are growing there have improved greatly thanks to the rain we had.
Planting out the sweet potatoes.
My next collection of photos is showing the planting out of sweet potatoes. My plan is to improve on last years yield of 3.5 kilos of sweet potatoes so over the last few weeks I have covered the soil in a thick layer of horse manure and then covered this in weed suppressing membrane.
The idea here is that the manure will hold onto moisture and the membrane will attract heat and make it warmer for the plant. I next cut slits in the membrane and planted through the membrane into the manure.
I have also added canes to each plant for the plant to climb up, as I have researched that this makes a straighter tuber.
It was a hot sunny day which is why the photos are a little bright.
This week’s harvests.
Finally this week’s harvest’s of which is always the result i want. after all whats the point in growing food if I don’t take any food home.
So that’s it for this week. keep checking for more and don’t forget to get in touch with some of your own.