It's been dry here for the last couple of days and I spent half the day in the veg plot today.
I've been weeding and digging in the compost heap and mulching the plastic fish boxes and baths.
You can't buy a pallet compost heap like this from B &Q. It's held together with rope and old baling twine. I dig out the compost with my trusty four prong pike and fill up and old poultry manure pellets bucket with it.
Fish boxes topped up with compost make very quick and easy raised beds. I am using builders plastic to smother the weeds. I think this is called sheer mulching? It's an easy way of clearing ground without digging off any vegetation. The only thing is the slugs and snails love to live under it in warm and humid conditions. I will no doubt cover the plastic with my ever growing shrubs and perennials collection.
Here's my Japanese onions freshly weeded and mulched with our home made compost.
We don't grow so much vegetables these days especially when you can buy cheap vegetables from most supermarkets for only 49 Cents. We have never used any chemicals on our homegrown veg and you can't buy that freshness can you? But cheap vegetables are better than nothing especially during the hunger gap before your fruit and vegetables are ready!