This morning was one of those times when I was so glad of my garden to take away internal anguish. A chance question by a friend’s mum left me in a state of disarray last night – but fortunately, I had already planned to do a number of jobs today.
With the latest bokashi bin now being ready, I emptied half its contents into the ‘coldframe’
I had to take the fennel down to get at the bed, which is a slight shame as I’d been hoping this would give the lettuce I’ve sown in the raised bed some shade. That said, as August is upon us, the sunlight shouldn’t be so strong – and of course the seeds have to germinate first!
Anyway, the second half of the bokashi’s contents have gone in the compost bin. Fingers crossed this doesn’t attract rats, but I have covered it with lots of other matter, including what I pulled out from the bottom of the bin. I’ve got nowhere to move the compost bin to, so this is the next best option for turning the heap.
Another job I did was to chop off some of the lower branches of the tomato plants. I watched Gardeners’ World for the first time in years the other night and got this tip to help reduce the chances of blight, which ended my tomato dreams last year. But if course, this was excellent fodder for the compost bin and overall I feel I’ve had a good morning.