It's high time I stopped talking about building things, today is a growing things post. It's been a while since I photographed growing vegetables in our plot, so here is what is happening.
Do you remember my little raised box that I planted back at the end of February? It proved to be very fruitful, we have eaten the lettuces and carrots, and I am currently going through the dozen baby beetroot growing, particularly as I have recently discovered how delicious raw beetroot is grated over a green salad. Still in the box is plenty of coriander and dill and some spring onions. The marigolds went mental in the box, flowering like crazy, interesting as the ones I put on the ground were pathetic in comparison. The only thing that didn't grow well (or at all really) was the spinach, perhaps the weather was too warm.
We can't wait to get started on planting the orchard, but first we have to wait until the plumber tells us where the huge leach drains are being put from the septic system. We are hoping to have those put just uphill from the orchard, but will wait to put the trees in. It would be awful to plant heaps of trees and then have them wrecked or have to dig them up again.