Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Roots & Stones?

Roots only, mostly carrots then, in the Midwest bed this year, (as there'll be no onions anywhere). Seemed like a good idea at the time, but that overlooked the fact that it's probably the stoniest bed. Here's a photo of the heap of stones I've gathered up from the Midwest and NW beds, and that's literally just been scratching the surface with the rake.

Heigh ho. I'll riddle that heap when I get time. The bits of quartz from the subsoil will go to one side, and the less attractive pebbles, with bits of brick, concrete and glass will go into leveling the foundation for the shed.

Got just one row planted. Of course, I should have riddled the ground for carrots. But I'm up against it for time, now, being keen to get the beds all planted out by middle of next month. Stony ground gives hilariously mis-shapen carrots, so we've got that to look forward to.