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Cabbages and Queens

We spent hours at the plots today in sweltering heat. Firstly we transplanted the brassicas from the nusery bed over to the new brassica cage on plot 18. We still have some small plants waiting to grow on a little more. Rob dug up a row of potatoes, British Queen, and we were very pleased with the harvest. I tidied and watered in the lean to and the greenhouse then weeded the runner bean trench and fed the beans. I was able to harvest enough beans for a dinner and pulled a few carrots, Autumn King, to go with them. Rob spent ages weeding in the fruit bed and it looked beautiful when it was finished.

carrotsbeetroot

I harvested a few decent beetroot for pickling and another couple of cougettes for who knows what. Finally we harvested some radishes, the last of the spring onions and a couple of butterhead lettuce. At home we have four cherries on the tree that are almost ripe. I keep checking them every day because I’m sure the ducks will pinch them as soon as they are ready.