With the sun shining for once I thought it would be good to start off this brand new month with a good clean up and check over of the polytunnel. Inside after a few hours of sunshine we were at the barmy height of 15 degrees. Later this month, with Alan's help, I'll wash the polythene down inside and out to enable more light to get in but the inside is now almost ready for action.
Yesterday it was all weeded, the beds were cleared of plants that were past their best ... but I left in the remains of the Kohlrabi (on the left hand side) that some little creature has been using for it's food supply over the Winter ... yes I'm a softy :-)
The final job after a good tidy session is always to wash down the paths and refill the water tank ... it makes a huge difference to see nice clean paths after a Winter of muddy boot prints.
Most of my pots have been washed out and are ready for action.
There's a few spiders webs in amongst my trays ... but I'll not be evicting anything just yet.
The food left in here for us to use as and when we need it are the two beds of Kale, which are still going strong and should just about see us through until this years planting is ready for eating ...
... and the Spinach bed, which although being near the door and subject to draughts, is doing pretty well. Again this should see us through to us having a new crop of Spinach in place.
Some of both these crops have been frozen as well to hopefully span the 'hungry gap'.
We also have a handful of carrots in the large plant pot at the far end of the left hand side, enough for one meal or to add to a pot of soup.
Now I just have to wait for a dry, and hopefully equally sunny day, to have a go at sorting out the Net tunnel next door to the polytunnel ... and then it will be the Veggie Patch.