This is a very bad weed infested area of the garden that I want to grow more veg in so at the moment I've got some plastic down and it's a bit of an eye sore. I'm hoping I can pretty it up this summer & control the weeds. I can visualise what I want it to look like, fingers crossed I get there.
In the green tray (left) Calendula 'Orange King' are coming up nicely. The flowers are edible and the bright orange flower petals will be nice scattered in salad this summer.
Left: Two chillis and a pepper plant got a slightly more permanent home .
The Maris Peer potatoes were planted in the ground this weekend (I was watching Monty on BBC Gardener's World plant his potatoes & I remembered mine were still in the garage). I almost put them in tubs or large compost bags to grow but had some ground ready so this way I'll get a higher yield (based on last year's test).
Remember my 'Name that Veg' blog post (27 March)? Well seems my fellow bloggers were right about it being a radish. But it looks long and red rather than round. Suppose I need to pull one out soon and have a look. There are only about 8 of them that survived the winter and most are quite small.
Digging Dilemma (blog 31 March) - good news... I took the digging fork back to the garden centre and they gladly gave me a refund. After my wheelbarrow, my digging fork is my favourite garden tool so content I have a new one. Fingers crossed I chose a better one this time!