Some tips to keep those Victory Gardens thriving from Hobby Farms…
A useful sort-of guide but short-winded when it comes to the UK at the current time. In some ways we are tearing our hair out but - God bless nature- things seem to keep growing or swelling!
On my own plot, I’m constantly pulling out horsetail to hopefully one day drive it into obscurity. I have to be selective with heavy watering and do my best to bend over and lift out nascent weeds.
We - in the Mids UK - are suffering a very grey but not very wet climate (sorry - weather) - it needs to make up its mind to do the best for our efforts - give us sun OR rain but not this useless dull and unhelpful situation!
A lot of my stuff was late but quite a lot is showing good signs.
I am currently feeling a temp sense of euphoria after a decent first pea harvest and some really ‘good-to-be-proud-of’ early spuds but we are all aware that we have to be vigilant to make sure that following crops do their best - with our help.
Because my neighbours for 200 yards (at least) each way , bless them, don’t have veg gardens, I have not been visited by the usual pests - YET!
Come on - you wonderful and tentative and creative UK gardeners (with, believe me, every respect and affection for you overseas) - what are you doing to ensure that your precious crops are going to make some use of this weird and wonderful Spring and early Summer?
I’ve just (15/7/2020) collected a IBC container to collect twice as much rainfall from a projected 8x6 roof extension from my shed to collect 220 gallons /1000ltrs of precious recourse.
Tell us what you are doing.- please.
We need to share and help each other.
A few weeks ago I was short of space. Now that the Broad Beans have gone as well as a lot of the peas, I looking to fill that space. Onion crop sways between decent and mediocre./
Winter brassicas are sown but are taking their time.
What else is going on in the gardening world in the UK midlands - National and far beyond.
Please tell us - that’s what it’s all about!