A Look Around The Farm in Early May

Thank goodness for lockdown because things are getting busy down here on the farm.

Peas are doing well, I have crushed up some extra strong mints and put some peppermint tea bags down because this is said to deter the mice which did a lot of damage last year.

Peas

The Broad Beans are doing well…

Broad Beans

And the potatoes…

Potato

I am growing these in pots because last year I lost the entire crop to wireworm.  These have popped up in the garden, left in the ground from last year and I am going to let them grow to see if they are still there…

Potatoes 01

There is a lot of work to do in the green house of course…

Greenhouse 02

And although the farm is mostly arable there is a chicken to look after…

Chicken

I have got a couple of helpers from Eastern Europe, one from Poland and the other from Latvia but I don’t know I will manage next year after Boris’ Barmy Brexit…

Garden Helpers

15 responses to “A Look Around The Farm in Early May

  1. Well, all go as you say

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  2. What a grand start you have for your garden!

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  3. I love the peppermint story. Do tell us if it works.

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  4. “Boris’ Barmy Brexit…” Couldn’t help laughing, Andrew. As for you challenges, just be glad you don’t have any deer to contend with. 🙂 I just had to interrupt reading your post to chase Young Buick away from the honeysuckle again! –Curt

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