After months of avoiding the garden - the jungle, I have just been round to see what has to be done.
The list is long but here are the first jobs for this week:
Pruning fruit trees. We have 10 pear trees... and 4 apple trees.
Weeding and moving strawberries.
Weeding flower beds.
Today I have started with sewing tomato seeds. I am doing ‘only’ 3 types this year: Moneymaker, Marmande and Pomodoro San Marzano (it sounds like an Italian type to me!).
I got the Moneymaker and Marmande seeds from Lidl in Dinan and the Italian seeds from B&Q garden centre in England.
Let’s see which one will do best.
If you don’t have time to grow tomato plants yourself, you will find plants ready to plant in April/May from garden centres or supermarkets in France.
For the price of 1 plant you get a whole packet of seeds so it is well worth sewing them yourself. It only takes a few minutes. As you can see I use polystyrene boxes that I got for free from the market. They did smell of fish when I took them home but they are now fine!
I will leave them to grow in our gite, near the window. They tend to be happy there.
Let’s hope ‘Moneymaker’ works and I will become rich soon! ;o)