It’s been quite a week. From poolside cocktails on Monday to elbow deep in multi purpose compost today, with a fourteen hour flight and a bit of a cold in between. A difficult decision to go away at this time of year but a very good offer for somewhere I’d always wanted to travel to made it impossible to turn down. We’d planned the planting around it as carefully as one ever can and our very generous fellow plot holders Nandra and Brian stepped in, checking the plot daily and watering things as needed.
I know I’ve said it before but one it’s amazing how much things change in just a few days and this was what we came back to in the cold frame. Very different to the photographs in the last post.
Today has been full on. After an hour unravelling the climbing beans I’ve planted them out, the same with the pumpkins and three tomato plants, variety ‘yellow pear’, that I bought a while back from Victoriana Nursery Gardens. So it’s fleece at the ready should an unexpected frost appear. This frees up space to pot on the chillies, the rest of the tomato plants and the sweetcorn.
The one thing that did suffer whilst we were away were the salad crops, every radish, beetroot and lettuce gone. Slugs or mice I’m not sure but in a refusal to be defeated I’ve bought some replacement plants to fill the gap and will sow some more seeds tomorrow.
Plenty to get on with and look forward to.
I hope you’re having a good weekend in the garden too.