Well hello there,
Yesterday was another one of those days when, as a woman I had to multitask. My son is home from university for the summer and along with him came loads of washing – 5 machine loads to be precise! I am more than happy to do his washing for him as I do miss him when he is away. This was his 1st year at uni and I think I was more worried than he was 😉 So I was in and out of the utility with the washing and as it looked like it was going to rain I hung the clothes out to dry….in my tunnel, another great reason to use one of these great multi functional tunnels 😉
Along with doing the washing I had to get my seaweed into all the different places that I had for it. First was to tuck my tomato plants into their seaweed bed, but before that I needed to stake the tomatoes and also start to ‘pinch out’ the side shoots and this is quite a time consuming job when you have 150 tomato plants to do. Once this job was done, I could lay the seaweed around them and hopefully keep any fungal viruses and those nasty pests like slugs well away from my crops 🙂
Then onto the bins to make up my seaweed fertilizer. As you will see from the photos I use good old fashioned household bins with lids and get my very handy husband to put taps into the bottom. Remember to raise the bins up before filling them otherwise you will find it very difficult to get your liquid seaweed out of the tap.
Last but not least I put a couple of wheel barrow loads of seaweed into the compost heap. I will put a pile of straw on top of it today or it will end up a slimy mess 🙂
So lets check what we achieved yesterday: Tomatoes staked….check, Tomatoes ‘pinched out’ and tied to their stakes….check, seaweed mulch around tomatoes….check, pot on the peppers……NOT DONE but today is another day 🙂
Thanks for tuning in and happy gardening.