First up the sweetcorn. I'd sown these in homemade paper pots and the roots were already making their way through.
My plot is quite exposed, so I plant them quite deep and the row of unsightly pallets across the back of the bed offers some protection from the wind. They're in a block five by five, although one failed to germinate, so I'm left with 24.
Next up were the squash which were raring to go.
My Achilles heel is labelling. I have ten squash, five each of two varieties, but I have no idea which are the 'ugly' squash and which are the 'Honey Bear'. I guess it doesn't really matter as we'll soon find out when they fruit, as they are very different.
As it's been so dry, I puddled them in. Filling the hole with water and allowing it to soak in, prior to planting.
Once planted, I gave them another drink and here's the complete bed with a fair bit of chicken muck around them, to give them a kickstart.
Needless to say, this was all thirsty work, but I had the foresight to take along a bottle of homebrew. It was just the one and at 3.9% it wasn't going to do me any harm. I sat on the bench, in the sunshine and devoured it. Beer's never tasted so good.
I still have to plant out the cucumbers and weed the gooseberry bed. There's also the small matter of the overgrown grass - but I have a new petrol brushcutter coming to help me with that. Pictures soon.