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More rain and warmer nights. It’s a hectic time now to get everything planted out. 



Tomatoes and peppers potted


The earlier stuff is looking good too. 

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Sowing more greens

Actually I did this two weeks ago and didn’t have time to post on it then.

I’m sowing 5 kinds of lettuce and bulb fennel. These plants get special care to get them growing early and vigorously for planting out as soon as possible. I do this a few times during the summer. This is the last one and hopefuly we will have fresh greens in the autumn

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Wow, bad picture! That’s clay soil for you. It clods up between the rain and dry spells, and more than usual this year. But it is much better than it looks. I like my clay. It holds the moisture longer in a drought and is very rich in nutrients.

In this picture I am planting out my chinese and japanese pumpkins. First I till the soil. Then starting in the middle I spiral outwards making spade holes about 1 meter apart which I fill with rich composted manure. I mix the compost with a bit of the dirt, water the hole and then put a pumpkin plant in each.