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Hopefully this jolly wind has at last died away. I dont like being out in the garden when it is windy and it knocks the taller plants around too much, some of my dahlias have had a couple of main stems knocked over.
Nice harvest going on there Lynn. I have had a dismal year with cucumbers and runner beans - havent had a meal off the beans yet - dont know what is going on there. Have planted dwarf beans and they are well on the way. Have had a marvellous harvest of great lakes lettuces. Isn't it annoying how some particular vege doesnt do as well as usual each year? is it something in the air?? But I am pleased with my tomatoes - going to have a bumber crop. I think the tomato compost I made during the winter has really paid off.
Today planted out seedlings of leeks and beetroot. Also sowed more carrots and parsnips. Good time for root crops
Picked, washed, chopped and froze batches of leeks, spring onions, celery and beans. Space in the garden now for another round of each, while the middle crops are still doing well. Tomatoes this year are not as prolific for me, so my pasta sauce haul will be lower this year, unless I purchase some extras at an organic grower's. Borlotti beans and dwarf beans are not doing as well as usual, but the climbing King of the Blues are doing great!
Amazing how the weeds grow over two weeks when you are not there to keep them at bay. Arrived home to find several cucumbers, a couple of tomatoes, lettuces, spring onions, peppers and carrots. Also dug up the garlic - quality a bit disappointing this year but enough for our needs.
I inadvertently broke the stem of a tomato so I bound it back on with the material twine I use to tie them to the stakes - 24 hours later it still looks okay so a bit of doctoring has proved useful.
Back home after a week away. Ripe tomatoes, lots of zucchinis, beautiful King of the Blues beans and plenty of food to keep me happy. Only disappointed that my fennel has all bolted. Harvested 11 celery yesterday for freezing and drying. Lots of lemon thyme for drying. Life is good!
Heading back home after more than two weeks away from the garden - hoping to find some ripe tomatoes.
everything is a way off yet for me, it will be a race between stupice and bloody butcher for first ripe tomato, perhaps by new year, the potatoes have only just started flowering, so not keen to look see under there just yet. the first few zucchinis have been picked and eaten, many many more to come lol! I see little cucs on the deka cucumbvers starting to form, I am growing these for pickling gherkins so wont be too long before we can make the first jar.
Just ate my first ripe tomato (Moneymaker) for the season - YUM!!!
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