Saturday, 2 May 2009

Happy Beltane

The may blossom is not yet on my local trees so (exceptionally late for them, in spite of the very warm weather) not really proper beltane yet.

Germination rates for my sweetcorn really disappointing (about 6 out of 30). In fact germination rates on all my stuff seem poor. apart from the broad beans, which germinated well but now have blackfly. . The mint does not seem to have deterred them and the nasturtiums (sacrificial) went in too late. They're very wee still to pinch out the tops. will try soft soap. Next year also try poached egg plant and summer savoury with them.

it's all a bit depressing. The broad beans (only 6 of them) in the garden still seem fine. ?.

Can't get the ground prepared quick enough either.

1 comment:

toonlass said...

Got you Debs! Will look in to see how the drawings are going. H

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