RAISED BED AND CONTAINER WEEKLY DIARY
WEEK 1 IN JUNE
Article by David Marks.
Crisp, crunchy and slightly peppery depending on the variety, young radishes are a delight in any salad. Never let them grow large, they are at their most tasty when young. Fill any spaces left by harvesting by sowing more radish seed. How well they grow at this time of year is dependent on weather conditions but radish seed is cheap so give it a go.
THIN BEETROOT SEEDLINGS
Continue to thin out beetroot seedlings as they emerge from previous sowings. Full details can be found in our beetroot main article here.
WEEKLY FEEDING OF RAISED BEDS
Everything in the raised bed garden is growing furiously at this time of year so they need their weekly feed. General purpose liquid feed for most crops except potatoes and tomatoes which receive a feed every other week.
Not only are the vegetables growing but so are the weeds. With dense planting in raised beds we don't want any competition from weeds. Because the soil in a raised bed is light removing weeds is easy especially if done regularly. Ten minutes effort every couple of days should be enough for most raised beds. Removing weeds before they become large is therapeutic!
WATER WHEN NEEDED
PREVIOUS AND FUTURE WEEKS DIARIES
January Weeks 1-4
February Weeks 1-4
November Weeks 1-4
December Weeks 1-4