It's almost too late to do much with the sad state of my veg patch. I harvested four beans and then pulled up the stalks, so now all that is left are the tomatoes and maybe carrots. Although in 'the nursery' I have a tray of radishes and half a dozen titchy tiny kettuces.
All the physical effort; shuffling the pots and clearing them out took place this morning. Himself came and joined me when he saw what I was up to, and I was very grateful. It's all looking much tidier even if it is mostly bare tubs. We disturbed a big brown toad which shuffled into a nearby flowerbed. I've put a terracotta flowerpot on it's side nearby, and chucked any slugs I uncovered to where I thought it might be.
I spent some time going through this book;
and mapping Huw Edward's raised bed planting scheme for a year of veg onto my 15 tubs, now to be labelled 1-10 to match his plan, T1,T2, T3 (tomatoes at the moment), A and B. Huw is all too keen on kale - dismal stuff, in my view, and attracts butterflies which lay eggs so you are harvesting caterpillars as well as leaves - and turnips. No thank you. But, in his favour, his month by month instructions are brilliant. I think my lack of success is partly (mostly?) due to my wilfully ignoring them and doing my own thing too often.