Welcome back to Reads Retreat, our guide to growing your own veg in Raised Beds.
Not a lot has happened out on the plot in the last week. There's still a fair bit growing: Leeks, Beetroot, Chard, Carrots to name a few, but the garden at this time of year is very low maintenance.
One job that needs daily attention though, is to break the ice every morning in the bird bath. Also keep an eye on bird feeders - keep them topped up or your feathered friends will steer well clear of your garden. More info can be found on the RSPB website.
One thing that really does bug me though; as the growing comes to a close and beds are cleared, is the amount of Cat poo all over the place! Many is the day I've taken great delight in launching it over the garden fences! I think that's ok, as the neighbours have cats and we don't!
I've made a couple of visits to the allotment this week, read the updates at Reads Allotment Retreat.
I've a couple of jobs to do on the plot this week, and hope you will find time to come back next weekend for the next update.