Tidying everything up

It’s that time of year where there’s not too much growing. However, it’s a great time to start getting things ready for the new season. So that’s just what we did!

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The courgettes, cucamelons, runner beans and cucumber plants are looking worse for wear (at best!) so we composted the plants and tipped out the pots for re-filling next year.

We also made a few interesting discoveries. Our runner bean roots had grown REALLY LONG.

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And this is what the cucamelon roots looked like! I’m not quite sure what we were expecting them to look like, but I don’t think it was this!

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We also gave the strawberry bed a spring clean. Here’s the before and after photos! We’re going to get some new strawberry plants for this year, as the plants were starting to get less vigorous. We’ll keep you posted!

 

We found a few creepy crawlies along the way. Lots of ladybirds had taken cover amongst the bean stalks. Unfortunately, we disrupted their hibernation momentarily, but we made sure to put them in a safe place so hopefully their sleep could resume as soon as possible.

We also found a caterpillar! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a caterpillar so bright green! And it wasn’t hanging around!

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