Self Sufficient 2021

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ina
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Re: Self Sufficient 2021

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Definitely not too hot - there must be some insects, as the courgettes are doing ok, right next to them... It's not been very cold, wet or windy, either. It's a mystery. (Actually, I think I saw one bean pod yesterday!!! Hooray!)
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Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Post: # 294743Post KathyLauren »

We had a bumper crop of peaches. We gave away a whole bunch to our neighbours, froze some for making jam later, and we are still eating them cut up in our porridge in the morning.

Also a respectable crop of strawberries. They are into a second crop now, so we get enough every few days to add to the peaches in our porridge.

Our black currants were disappointing this year. They are getting crowded out by encroaching forest. So I have been preparing a new bed along a south-facing fence. It will get good shelter from winds, and excellent sunlight. Today, I cut canes from the existing plants and planted them in the bed. I had a bunch left over after I had planted the first ones methodically, so I just stuck the remainder in the ground too. I'd rather thin the survivors next year than have gaps to fill in. I am not expecting them to set fruit next year, but hopefully they will do well the following year.

ina
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That sounds like you have a fairly big garden? In my little place, it's always just one of each... Have to cut back my currants this year, too, to give them a chance to rejuvenate. It's mostly for the birds, anyway.
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