|Mange tout peas yesterday.|
|Potatoes and weeds!|
|The same potato beds a couple of hours latter just after weeding and earthing up.|
Our vegetable garden is dynamic, some crops and varieties do better than others and we try to grow the best tasting varities that are most suited to our conditions. We have been growing the standard strawberry variety Selva for some years. It produces lots of firm large red fruits but the flavour is a big disappointment. So we when we got offered some suckers from a local organic grower of the flavour full variety Albion we jumped at the offer. We over wintered the suckers in pots in the greenhouse and have now just planted them out in a new bed. In the existing strawberry beds we are interplanting with artichokes and more raspberries with the idea of removing these strawberry plants after they have fruited this season.
|The new strawberry bed just planted.|
|Artichokes interplanted in one of the old strawberry beds|
|Raspberry canes interplanted in another of the old strawberry beds|
At this time of year some crops are in their prime for harvesting and some of the best plants we select for seed production.
|A superb swede plant selected and left for seed production|
From the greenhouse we are cutting lettuce and we will soon be planting tomatoes where the lettuce are. However at this time of year the majority of the greenhouse is dedicated to producing plants for planting outdoors.
|Lettuce in the greenhouse ready for cutting|
|Pepper plants in the greenhouse house|
|Andrés repairing the compost bins|
|Three weeks ago; tree branches next to the hotel broken under the weight of the snow|
|Two weeks ago; broad beans flattened under the weight of the snow.|
|Yesterday; the broad beans fully recovered from the snow and enjoying the warm weather.|
Happy gardening and healthy eating!