My first day off of the year meant I could get on with making the mix to go in the pipes. You’ll remember I’ve now got 16 black soil pipes around 4′ long buried in one of my raised beds. Half will be for growing long parsnips and the other half carrots.
To fill 8 pipes with the mix for parnsips took 25 gallons which I made in batches in the cement mixer.
I then filled the pipes a foot or so at a time and soaked the mix to make sure it was nice and moist all the way up the pipe. They’ll now be left to settle before sowing in a few days time.
And it’s Emily’s 2nd birthday today so Rach has made a chocolate hedgehog cake. So no more gardening it’s party time!