A busy week with much done … the main task has been preparing the beds and frames for our tomatoes – 130 plants ready to go in when the risk of frost has passed.
Not a grimace of pain but a novel way of stretching used ring-lock fence to support the climbing tomatoes !
The start of the Tomato project - making up the raised beds
Claire getting into Broad-forking - how to loosen up the soil without turning it
Nick removing nails from the posts for the timber extensions to the star-picket supports ... and it is a cold and windy day
Trevor forking in some rock-dust goodness for our tomatoes
The beds are coming along - star-pickets in the beds for the climbing tomatoes, and Claire adding a compost dressing
Timnber uprights being added to the star-picket uprights
Meanwhile Ashey is measuring out more beds to make - these guys don't know when to stop ! ...
The lateral strengthening rail being placed along the line of uprights - we get very strong winds down here
Beds for the bush tomatoes next to the climbing tomatoes with drip-lines laid
The finished frames - our Tomato Spaceship has landed ! ... ready for planting with Tomatoes anyway 🙂
Meanwhile the OMG is flourishing. We have had a cold spell this week but previous warm sun has brought massive growth.... rocket coming out of our ears almost
The beetroots are not quite there but lots of nice leave growth - it won't be long before we start eating the roots
OK - here's this week's mystery vegetable (answers on a postcard ... no, that's what we used to say.... hmmm - so post a comment). It is from the garden, prepared lovingly by Rose and very tasty.... quite unusual too. Any guesses ?
And here is the OMG at the end of week 9. A spurt of growth this week thanks to the efforts of all our community here..... thank you everyone.