Grape vine getting a hair cut 8/7

Weather forecast wasn’t the most encouraging but we tried anyway and apart from a small drizzle were fine out on the plot๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ

Duncan had another go at the vine which is prolific again this year. The season hasn’t been the best with the unusual weather (wink wink climate crisis is here already) but the grape is a sturdy and reliable producer so far. It’s positioned against the greenhouse and benefits from it heating up early in the season, warmth at night, support and some wind shelter. As a result we can expect easily 40 to 60 liters of grapes and that despite Duncan thinning half of the fruit!!!

We will though thin it right down in autumn as it is completely shading out the greenhouse for the summer so balance is called for. There will be lots of potential twigs to start new plants so let us know if you want some.

Jen worked on the asparagus and sorrel bed. Weeds tried to take over and sorrel was ready for harvest so the bed looks bare now but the roots have all those goodness in them to re sprout and feed us without the need for digging, seeding, planting as the perennials will keep on giving.

I had a go at making a swing frame from scaffolding boards as the previous one was starting to creak suspiciously and our kids are growing. I might have overdone it with the height for now ๐Ÿค”but am sure that under Jen’s scouts trained eye and with Duncan’s DIY skills set we are going to end up with a robust product an Olympian gymnast would be proud off.

Oh and there are so so many flowers on the plot. So much food for pollinators ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒน

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