Defying all my gloomy predictions for the weekend today has been simply blooming marvellous. Clear skies, bright sunshine and a hint of wind. Enough to break out the wheelbarrow and crack on. The plan for today was to get our fruit garden up and running – again.
Our new order of soft fruit bushes came from The Edible Garden destined for the Kitchen garden. We’ve now got two beds full of potential fresh fruit heaven. For those with a keen interest – gooseberries x 3, blueberries x3, raspberries x 3, blackberries x2, worcesterberries x1, Bosenberry x1, redcurrants x1 and strawberries x6. We’ve moved the bushes we planted previously and I now have more hope that they’ll produce fruit. We’ve also added a Bramley Apple tree to the orchard with a Mulberry Tree and Feojia yet to come. Planting an orchard is long term game. Each year the trees get stronger but it’s going to be a long while before we really see much of a crop.
In the hope for greater vegetable varieties after a plethora of root vegetables I’ve planted out carrots, beetroot and kolhrabi in the garden and seeds are sprouting in the barn for a wealth of other goodies. I’m aiming for a wide variety in smaller volumes rather than vast quantities just because we have the space to do so.
Lots still to do – early spuds and other root vegetables to go in tomorrow. I am also gearing up to feed the small potager patch by the back door with a heap of compost in an attempt to improve the potential to grow leaves and salad stuffs. It is growing wonderful grass right now!