For the moment, Haddock's is looking very unloved.
The weather has been so foul that even stepping foot on the soil would be counter-productive; it is sopping wet and unworkable.
In the small plastic tunnel (top left) are Swiss Chard, Courgettes, Butternuts, Purple Sprouting, Kale, and Cavalo Nero, all waiting to be planted out. The compost needs to be spread, and I have several bags of horse manure also waiting to be rotovated in.
Maybe towards the end of the week things will get better, and Lady Magnon shall return from her Antipodean trip, in a couple of week's time, just as the weather improves; it's worth noting that she left just as it became dire. How very sensible!
Sounds like you live in Oregon USA where rain has caused lakes on land not even level. You're right--don't even think of walking on it. But all things change.ReplyDelete
In that photo the soil looks very dry - deceptive obviously.ReplyDelete
And rain is forecast for the next few days also.Delete
I managed to get some brassicas planted at the weekend and some sweet peas by walking on planks. I look forward to seeing pics of when Haddocks is fully planted.ReplyDelete
The row you might just be able to see are brassicas. Red Cabbage, Sprouts, and Cauli's. Since I put them, in two weeks ago, it's rained solidly.Delete
I've just made some more Soda bread. From taking out all the ingredients, to putting it in the oven, took all of TEN MINUTES. In another 45 minutes it'll be ready to eat!ReplyDelete
The next time I mention Soda bread will be about COST. For the moment I have no idea, other than it costs almost nothing.
The one I made yesterday was a bit on the stodgy side, but the oat meal gave it a lovely nutty taste.Delete
I had a potager a few weeks ago, now I appear to have a new muddy duck pond. I hope Lady M returns soon with some antipodean sunshine.ReplyDelete
It is all very frustrating - with more days of rain, rain and more rain forecast. As soon as the sun comes out we'll all be out there working hard. Is that soda bread ready yet? It smells wonderful!ReplyDelete
Yes all finished. I gave it just 40 mins as it looked 'done'.Delete
All you need do to the top little row of mounds is put light-bulbs on them and you will have re-created that installation we made together all those years ago - remember?!ReplyDelete
Ah yes, I remember it well!Delete
lashing down here too, with an usual NE wind, making it shilly. A day for fires, soup and sewing methinks.ReplyDelete
Late sowing for everyone this year it seems.ReplyDelete
John - groan!
Woke to glorious sunny skies here today Cro...sending some your way too!
I hate waiting for conditions to be right for planting -- I want to do it NOW! At least you're prepared and those little plants won't be hurt my some extra time under the plastic.ReplyDelete
Hoping the sun will shine for you soon.ReplyDelete
We got pelted with rain the last few days, but did need it. The sun's out for the moment, but we're supposed to have showers off and on for the next few days. That past few brought between 2 and 5 inches (~5-13 cm), so i think we're nearly caught up on what we need.
I have to consider mowing the back yard!
At what temperature do you bake the soda bread, Cro?
200 C for 40 mins, for a 250 gm loaf. The one I made this morning came out beautifully again!Delete
If the rain persists, you could always plant rice. Just think, in a few months' time, you'll be wishing for some of that rain. At least, that's how it is here. Near-drought conditions every summer.ReplyDelete
Hmmm, the comment didn't "take" the first time, so try, try again.ReplyDelete
If the rain persists, you could always plant rice. Just think, in a few months' time, you'll be wishing for some of that rain. At least, that's how it's been here. Near-drought conditions every summer.
Well, crud... BOTH comments showed up at the same time. Bugger.Delete
Twice as good, Susan. And I think you're right about Summer.Delete
Once again, we're the opposite over her. It's been so dry! My lettuce is happy for some reason though. I need to go chop some off before it seeds. Wishing you a dry day soon!ReplyDelete
Here. Darn typos!Delete
It may look unloved at the moment...but we know how loved it is...ReplyDelete
re: your comment on my post I phoned Margaret about a year ago offering her the Memorial sheet but then found that it wasn't where I expected.ReplyDelete
I was starting to get worried that it had vanished in the move so was delighted when I got out the photo box a week or so ago and discovered it there.
Lady M got it right! It's more than a bit soggy here too.ReplyDelete
All that promise tucked inside your tunnel house. I would love to know how you like to eat Cavalo Negro.ReplyDelete
Personally, I like it steamed just as a vegetable. I take out the hard stem (rib?), and cook for as short a time as possible. My wife likes it served with pasta, as a creamy green sauce.Delete