09 Jun More firsts…
Quite unexpectedly a women’s day in the garden. I suspect that BE has never seen so many working horticultural women within its walls. Charlie’s partner Rhiannon (who works as a chef on a cruise ship) and Polly friend Naomi (who lives on a boat in Woodbridge) were both aboard the good ship BE.
With the extra pairs of hands we got loads done. The next eight baby leaf beds prepared. A whole stretch of weed infested hinterland dug and the planting begun.
The outdoor baby leaf beds are so impressive. Being harvest day, it was time to pull back the fleece and see if they made the grade. Growing outdoors like this is quite a risk. The leaves are so much more vulnerable and being salad leaves they have to be as near to perfect as possible, No wind bruising, holes from hungry slugs etc.
They definitely made the grade. Tatsoi and mizuna ahoy!
It took two of us five hours to cut todays offering by hand. Good job I bought in an assortment of kitchen scissors and (hopefully!) good conversation.
Guess what? The first of the sunflower has shown its face. I think it’s brave. Boldly flowering way before all the others. Who cares about pollination anyway?!Here is how the courgette flowers looked first thing…
The calendula and nasturtiums this evening…If you read nothing else this month get hold of a copy of ‘Landmarks’ by Robert Macfarlane. A book about the power of language to shape our sense of place. What an inspiration.
Have a great evening X