After shop duties, I planted the iceburg lettuces that Arthur kindly left in my greenhouse for me last week. They are good sturdy plants and will be welcome on my plate in the summer months.
And last but not least from 144 is a picture of my sweetcorn soldiers, that I am very proud to say are doing absolutely fabulous!
Now to plot 121 - this is where the hard work took place. Sunday morning - Nigel was in the shop, so he let me the rake and said "Oh you just need to rake as much of the couch grass roots out of the soil as you can,"
So I set to work.
I raked here and I raked there. I raked the length of the plot and then the width and back again.
I heard my name being called "Ali" and there was that good old signal being given to me that the kettle was on, so I went for a cuppa.
This is Arthur who is a godsend to the Trading Hut - he must barrow 50 to 60 bags of compost, manure and other things around the plot to satisfied customers nearly all weekend. He's getting a little sparkle in his eye now - and bossy with it sometimes too!
This is Ron (Hut Manager) and Derek (lotty hero) enjoying their cuppa tea.
Nigel kindly said that he would make me some raised beds from scaffolding boards - how was a girl to refuse an offer like that!
So here are the pictures of the beds being made, taken across to the newly raked plot, put into position (finally after a lot of umming and ahhing) and painted up.
121 will be proper up and running next weekend I reckon - see a bit of blood and sweat, a helping hand, alot of time and you can do it - Couch grass to resembling a plot in just over a week!
Being painted pink (remember - green is the new pink)
All painted up and in position - ready to be sunk in before filling with compost and manure
My asparagus and strawberries can't wait!