Due to the very severe weather we have had this year, the sweet pea seedlings have not survived. Having said that one or two have pulled through and I am keeping them. I have emptied the pots of their compost, washed the pots and refilled with new compost.
I suppose I could have just replanted seed into the old compost but if disease and pests are to be avoided seed sowing apparatus needs to be kept clean.
It is unfortunate that I had to resow but I have grown good exhibition standard sweet peas from a sowing as late as March. I am going to keep as many of them covered as I can but some will have to be put onto the normal staging.
I have finished digging over the potato bed and I am now replacing the curbing slabs with some big 3 foot by 2 foot 2 inch paving slabs. They are big and heavy so I am going to use the trolley to move them about and have the trench ready for them before any get moved. I am going to plant them upright in the trench so that they will retain the soil from the potato bed. The bed is approximately 18 foot long so I will need 6 slabs.
The other place that I wanted to use the slabs was along the onion bed but I have already planted garlic in this bed and I don’t really want them disturbed.