On a sunny June morning the veg gardens are looking pretty good. I thought I'd post a picture here before the weeds take hold and it all goes to pot.
|Kitchen garden- a little weedy but only two plots left to plant up|
|Things are coming along nicely, hopefully we'll harvest some early potatoes in a week or so.|
|Long furrows is getting full now. unfortunately the grass is coming back through so I need to mulch or cover to stop it.|
I seem to have planted a ridiculous amount of food this year, but with both girls eating a lot more I've no doubt we'll get through it. I now need to be better at planing my harvests and working out how long things are going to be in the ground for.
I want to start selling more veg but until I become more organised it seems that just a pipe dream, I also think that irrigation might be key for ensuring crops take as long as they should (no shortage of water if I save it through the winter) rather than being sat for weeks without growing because they've had no water. Currently I tend not to water anything once it's established (called the Spanish system) and this works fine when just feeding us but if I want to start selling a little extra I could do with things moving a little faster. My idea with not watering is the roots go deeper and they can then survive with no help from me, it's worked every year I've gardened so far but tempted to try a change in system.
Does everyone else irrigate or water each night or every few days? If I had to water both of these gardens by hand it would take hours!