Six weeks since the last ‘proper’ post, time flies when you’re spending an hour or so every day watering the plot. This morning I’ve woken to the blissful sound of gentle rainfall and am breathing a heavy sigh of relief that there might be an opportunity to get on with some other jobs that need doing; tidying the greenhouse anyone?
It seems wrong to gripe about the sun after the cold, wet Spring but let’s face it complaining about the weather is one of the things us gardeners do best. What I have enjoyed is visiting the plot much earlier in the day than I otherwise would, around 7.30am, while it’s still relatively cool, what a joy I’ve missed out on.
So, lots has been happening. The sweetcorn has tassels and the cobs are starting to form, tomatoes are tied in, side shoots trimmed and first fruits visible. There are good crops of beetroot, coriander and butterhead lettuce and in the next week new potatoes. Garlic and shallots are up and drying in the green house.
Less successful were radishes, which were roundly attacked by weevils and broad beans that were all pod and no bean. We’re clearing these beds quickly to get plant carrots, parsnips and turnips planted, more of which in a later post.
Thank you for reading. Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to on the plot.