So the main job for today was to get the carrots in Bed 8, I could however not find the planting membrane that I was going to use and instead just cleared the volunteer potatoes and the tree saplings that were growing in the path
I had this little chap come and help me with the clearing of the path
I have to say I love this Stainless Steel Dibber, Potato/ Bulb Planter, Weeder, Soil Sampler. Its made in the UK, there is a patient pending on it and its £8.50 off ebay. So much neater than the traditional bulb planter and ideal for planting stuff grown in toilet rolls or vending machine cups. The only thing I do is put an elastic band on the outside to the depth I want but actually after a few goes you get your eye in and don't really need the elastic band anymore.
So eight rows of carrots grown in toilet rolls later, I went and got three wheel barrow loads of wood chips and laid the path between the beds and the daleks. More conifer leaf that wood chips but it will do the job until it becomes browns for the compost bin and is dug up and replaced.
Finally a good watering and covering with debris netting after adding a longitudinal brace to the top of the hoops. As you can see the sun was travelling around and by the time I was finished the bed was in direct sunlight.
It has to be said I'm very happy with the £35 strimmer from B&Q the line does not break all the time in fact I have hardly advanced it at all really in the three times that I have used it. Strimmers... the light sabres of gardening Jedi everywhere!