my post of three weeks ago!
But there was still some work to do this week:
- The remaining sorrel was dug up and some of it was transplanted out of the rotating bed system in preparation to plant potatoes as soon as the frosty nights are over.
- There is surprisingly little frost damage, but the marigold tub, many of the lettuces and the edges of the parsley were hit so needed cleaning out. The youngest of the silverbeet plants also look like they've been affected, their leaves are growing flat out against the ground rather than vertically. The centres are still alive so will hopefully recover.
- There were two beds with the white covers on them to protect seedlings, but the soil in both was very dry. They were just not getting the benefit of any light rainfall or morning dew as the other beds are, and it's way too cold in the mornings to think about watering. So after some deliberation, we decided that given that the majority of the vegetables seem to be doing OK without covers, the covers would be taken off. I'm quite confident that one bed will be fine, the vegies are quite advanced now, but a little worried about the other, which has fennel seedlings. Fingers crossed!