|a well earned Easter Egg break!|
Friday was a trip to the park after baking a courgette cake - a 3.5 year old had 4 pieces!
Saturday was bowling and seeing what older kids think of courgette cake (sent it home with them, will find out later, I guess).
|Brussel sprouts survived|
Sunday was allotment day, Mike sorted out a better cover for the sprouts, and luckily, they all survived the hail/snow/wind/rain we've had last week - the net curtain did the trick, but was a temporary cover designed to keep the hares out.
I dug over and planted out some seeds in the roots bed. Under the mesh is jerusalem artichokes, and there are now one row each of samurai carrots (red), snowball turnips, nasturtium, salsify and beetroot.
The plan is for them to have 2 weeks head start on the next lot of veg, so that we aren't swamped with stuff all at the same time.
|3 new rhubarb plants forced|
You have to look close for the 3rd one - it's at the front.
Mike dug up some of the grass that's grown between the tyres at the end of the brussel sprout bed and that took ages. Plan B is to cover the grass for now and see if it dies away to make life a bit easier.
Next year, we'll extend the length of the beds to the fenceline.
Oh, and Monday - well that was sorting Ellie's Plot!