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17th June

We have had sixty thousand Winter bandit leeks, sitting waiting for around four weeks to get planted, and ten thousand Squash plants also been needing a break in the weather, so they can get planted.

And at long last we had a spell of dry weather, and we have finally got all of the late season leeks planted.

The problem with trying to plant in the field if it’s been really wet, is it usually takes a couple of days for it to be dry enough to get in with machines, so we are able to work the ground, so we can start planting.

And last week, we managed to get all the Leeks planted on Monday, and I put down all the mulch film for the Squash plants, and by Tuesday evening we had all the Squash plants in,

Wednesday afternoon brought a forecast of rain, and worse on Thursday, but we still had the Squash plants to fleece, they really do like fleece on to keep them cosy, and to prevent the crows from pulling out the plants, which they do.

So Wednesday morning we went straight to the fleece and managed to get them all done, and it was still dry, so we put on the brush weeder and brush weeded all the Neeps and Beetroot seeds that were direct sown and are just through, and it was still dry.

Thursday morning it was surprisingly still dry, so we kept going with the brush weeder and went over all the leeks, then the rain came, nut we have finally managed to get on top of everything that was needed done.

We then went onto the Cucumber tunnel, and tied them up, and cut of the side shoots.

The Cucumbers and the rest of the crops this year are a wee bit slower in growing, but it’s no surprise as this June weather hasn’t been the warmest so far.

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