Got to the lottie, spuds looking good, also overwintering garlic and onions. The strawberry bed I was going to dig out is covered with flowers, so I'm glad I didn't have time. I'll let it crop this year then drastically thin or remove - I've already put six new plants in another bed. The comfrey is growing well - I've hear you shouldn't let it flower, but the bees love it!! Put string round and over the summer PSB cos the pigeons have been nibbling. Planted out runner beans Polestar and 4 borlotta.
I have sown water melon seeds, for the first time, just for a bit of fun.
I did four seeds and they have all taken, they are green house at the moment.
Does anyone know how they grow please ???
Is there any thing l need to do to help them grow???
Struggling to keep up with everything during my knee problem of last few weeks but having had arthroscopy last week hoping to be more capable soon.
Plants powering away on all fronts since 10 days of sun and a few of rain. Glasshouse plants doing well too but many finding it too hot already so put outside to cope.
Quite a few self seeded plants going well too. A nice crop of coriander very aromatic and ready ahead of sown ones. Also potatoes and fennel / dill too and hoards of sunflowers.
On friday we picked up three almost POL Isa Browns. Tallulah, Emerald and Fiona, (named by daughters.)
They've settled in really well, no hen pecking, not fussed on sweetcorn but get very excited about worms or bugs when digging next door. (Henhouse on veg patch). The run we bought turned out to be smaller than envisaged so fed a few treats for welcoming/enrichment but today have botched a fine looking extension to temporarily give them more space until we can finish the home made
Yahoo! Picked my first hearted cabbage of the season this morning!
It's a green pointed type, Advantage variety, which can be grown at any time of year. I sowed in February and it started life in a greenhouse, growing to maturity in a pot outdoors with a cauliflower and two lettuce for company.
I also picked a fully grown Little Gem lettuce, which looks great - it seems a lot heavier than some I've grown before, so hopefully the heart is good and dense.
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