I’ve returned home to find the city turned into a jungle. The hops now tower above my head, the autumn raspberries come to my knees – and alas the stinging nettles and cow parsley threaten to take over. Amidst it all, I find that we have a visitor: this wasp was busy building a nest in the shed, sculpting a paper dome complete with honeycomb cells.
The lettuce and beets seedling have been in for about a month and, protected by fleece, have pretty much all germinated. Alas the weeds have too. I uncovered the fleece to be faced with this:
Two hours later they looked like this. In a month there will be chard, spinach, cima di rapa, beets, kale…that is, if the birds and the bugs don’t get them first.
– Netted redcurrants and blackcurrants
– Uncovered beets/salad seedlings
– Massive general weed
– Moved courgettes and beans to harden off