The last of the Spring Crew left on Monday – Michael and Rose – and Nick, Kirsten and Ashar left on Friday… Milkwood seems very quiet but for our current WOOFers Erin & Mark, and the arrival of our latest WOOFer – meet
and I agree that dogs on farms should be working dogs …
Meanwhile me and the human WOOFers have been hard at work giving the potatoes and second hilling and mulching …
The other focus this week has been on feeding the Tomatoes. The recent rain and warm weather is bringing them on fast – they need daily attention to pinch out new side growth. This week we applied a ‘side’ dressing of horse-manure – more on the top of the piles than at the sides, and in between each plant. A layer of rice-hull mulch went over the well-watered mounds to keep in the moisture. We have not had any rain this week.
And finally – as we have now ended our Spring Term I thought I might share with you our harvest figures to the end of Week 16:
Rocket (7,620), Pak Choi (19,800), Mesclun (19,250), Cima di Rapa (1,600), Radish (6,450), Spring Onion (29,550), Spinach (5,950), Beetroot (21,800), Beetroot Leaves (14,300), Garlic (1,100), Peas (1,750)
This is a total of 129,170 kgs from 78 sq.mtres of cultivated soil, and average of 1.65 kgs per sq.mtre.
Have a good weekend.