I did not get much opportunity to spend time in the kitchen garden this week. A combination of the cold weather and ill children. Usually I would panic about it, but this year I am going at my pace. So here's what I did get done.
There is a hose in the pollytunnel that has a gentle sprinkle. I'm so pleased that my husband and a friend managed to put it in on the weekend. It was shockingly dry in there. The spring cabbage are the first to be planted in these beds.
The early strawberries look much the same.
The later strawberries are beginning to grow flowers. It really needs weeding and some attention. This is definitely one of my next jobs.
I'm so proud of my red onions, it's the first year that I have managed to grow onions. In the past I have planted them too deep and they never flourished.
We managed to get pea seeds sown directly in the ground. Most of them are planted along the fence, it makes a great support for later.
The rhubarb is growing like crazy. It was actually flowering. I read that the flowers need removing, so I did remove them. We have enjoyed delicious rhubarb and custard already.
The apple tree inside the fruit cage is growing beautifully.
That's it... I'd love to hear how you are getting on.