All transplanted up in the tarped section of t…

All transplanted up in the tarped section of the salad plot! From left to right: sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers (attempt number 2) and courgettes. All of the peppers and cherry tomatoes have taken to transplanting really, really well (however there looks like a little bit of rubbing damage to the tomato stems from the string). Most of the courgettes are doing great, some even have flowers about to open, and I have direct seeded in some more to fill in the gaps where they didn’t make it (probably from not hardening off). The second attempt at cucumbers is looking a lot stronger than the first, I think hardening off and going straight to stringing up is going to make a big difference this time around (as well as it being later in the year).

Next up, the endless pulling up of perennial grasses, bindweed and thistles. This first year is going to be the hardest in terms of weeding, but as long as I keep on top of it then the soil should start to become a bit more sterile, which in this particular context is a good thing.