Our Woodblocx raised bed is now up and running and providing us with a salad harvest. This was just as well as rain prevented us from making a planned visit to the plot.
Last year radishes grown in this bed failed to fatten up as they had a previous year when grown in a large pot. We suspected that they didn't like growing in the compost being used so this year the top half of the bed was filled with a mix of John Innes soil based compost and topsoil. This appears to have worked and we now have radishes with fat roots. The only problem is that all our defences haven't prevented something from having a nibble. The nibbles are tiny so maybe whatever it was didn't like the taste.
The spring onions have germinated but are growing really slowly.
We are also snipping bits from our salad leaves and pea shoots that are still growing in the greenhouse.
The herbs growing in pots are also being made good use of.
The parsley is from last year and trying to run to seed whilst I am trying hard to stop it. New seedlings are growing on in the greenhouse but these are still very tiny.
We have had a small inedible harvest from the plot - our first sweet Williams.
Also a small scented posy of sweet rocket and roses.