The peas have been eased from their guttering incubator and into the ground at the allotment (back on the 5th of May).
Then the support structure was put in place.
A sunny weekend meant some lovely time in the garden. I re-potted tomato seedlings, weeded, and planted another short row of peas. (One can never have too many peas! Is this the year I have more than we can eat? Impossible, though it may be possible to have too many to shell…)
Nick dug manure into another section of the plot where we will plant beans, squash, and courgettes later this month. Here’s a photo of him hard at work at the end of April preparing the potato bed:
This year we’ve planted a variety of heirloom and classic potatoes: Orla, Pentland Lustre, and Beauty of Bute (all First Earlies), Charlotte and Pink Fir Apple (Second Earlies), King Edward and Desiree (Main Crop). This eclectic selection will offer us potatoes in different colors and shapes harvested from late June through to October. Some are best for mashing, some for salads, some for roasting. And the tiny, thin-skinned new ones should be very good with peas.