Another example of how an excellently devised plan can fall completely apart when it meets reality. In the gloom and darkness of winter, 3 beds were planned where leeks will be planted at the beginning of June, and then it is important to find out what the beds should shed before. One bed was filled with spinach, in the other bed the new potatoes are now harvested, and then something was missing in bed number 3. It then became salad and radishes for lack of better ideas, as the idea was that the previous sowings and plantings of lettuce and radishes probably had been eaten in early May.
And then it's not good to know what happened next. Although we have probably eaten salad every day for the last few months (50 Little Gem in total), 15 salads still need to be consumed before we reach this bed according to plan. We should probably be able to handle the radishes the next week or two, but 45 salads are laughable. The hens are happy, of course, but even they risk breaking down sobbing when they see how much there is.
Written by Peter Norris