I've planted the middle with beetroot seedlings, and left the chickweed that is growing across the front of the bed to add to salads.
The back half of this bed contains leeks. I've learned two things about leeks - they take AGES to grow to maturity, and in certain conditions they bolt easily, making the leek almost useless. Unfortunately, most of these are bolting - I'm going to harvest them for stock and plant new ones elsewhere, in a location they can become a perpetual crop as per the excellent explanation I found HERE
There is also a solitary broccoli seedling in the corner - more about that in a minute.
The broadbean rows have a wooden batten in the ground at each end, with string running the width of the bead and around both sides of the stakes, with multiple layers of the same. This provides some excellent support for the broad beans, which grow up between a line of string on each side. As they get taller, I add more string higher up the stakes.
1 heaped TBSP Neem Tree granules
1 level TBSP Gypsum
1 tsp Rok Solid
1 tsp blood & bone
handful sheep pellets
Because I was planting out 50 seed potatoes, rather than try to measure the above out as I planted each one, I got 50 paper cups from the $2 shop, lined them up on my table, and measured Neem into each one, then Gypsum and so on. When planting, it was a simple matter of dump a cup in the trench, stir in a little, then pop a spud on top. The cups are stored away in the shed to be used for similar garden projects, or to be used as mini-plant pots.
Pallet beds are good for shallow-rooted crops. The wooden slats help to minimise weeds, shade the soil, and retain moisture.
The bicycle rims you can just see the edge of are part of a pile I'm collecting to use to make various trellises. My son had collected a lot of bikes he used to make other projects, fix things etc. When it was time to clear the remaining junk I asked to keep the wheel rims.
My husband and I recently added wire to the top of the fences to keep the chickens out of the yard. Yay, no more chicken invaders. Well, except for this ONE....but that's another story!
What do YOU have going on in your garden this month?