Sowing-Carrots-050719As we enter august all the fruit trees are starting to ripen here in the kitchen garden, we have Apples, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Peach, and Nectarines. All this lovely sweet fruit attracts the dreaded wasps so we have been hanging wasp traps up this week to protect the fruit until ready for harvest.

It has been a week of pest control as I have also applied the 6 weekly treatment of Nemaslug to keep the slugs under control.

I have also been busy preparing the bed for our autumn carrots by sieving the top layer of soil to make it as light as possible and to remove all the debris. It was a very stony bed which is no good for carrots, this has delayed the sowing of the carrots but hopefully they won’t mind to much.

 I have harvested spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, kale, courgettes, blueberries, and the first of the radishesthis week. The rest of the kitchen garden is growing well and I am looking forward to soon being able to harvest the celery, runner beans, and French beans.