Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Planting squash

Last week we planted 400 squash plants in the Market Garden (and have since followed that up with 200 courgette plants to supplement the 100 already in).

Hector, Polly and Matt get the ball rolling.

Rob, Ben, Evan and Matt nearing the end.

We spread two trailer-loads of our own compost on the patch, rotovated it in, covered it with mipex (woven black weed-suppressant), planted squash through holes cut in the mipex at 1m intervals, put a tyre round each plant, and covered the whole lot in mesh until the plants settle in.

Many thanks to all the planters - and compost spreaders, tyre carriers, mipex layers etc...

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