Veg patch tidy-up and green manuring

I took advantage of a bit of fine weather to do a bit of a tidy up in the veg patch ready for winter. This essentially entailed clearing some of the old veg and putting the plants on the compost heap.

I also cut back all the old wood on the raspberry canes since they won’t fruit again. I was quite surprised how few old canes there were given how much fruit we had! There seemed to be plenty of new canes too so fingers crossed for a good crop next year.

I also green manured the veg beds. After the success of green manuring last year, I’m having another go this year. The manures I’m trying are:

  • Agricultural mustard
  • Hungarian grazing rye
  • Phacelia tanacetifolia
  • Red clover
  • Tares

I also moved the tree fern in to a more sheltered position for the winter.