Thursday, May 10, 2018

Busy Bank Holiday weekend

With glorious weather all weekend, I've been out in the garden most of the time. Some of the sweetcorn I sowed on 30th April has germinated, so I've moved that outside (but still under cover for now). The seeds in the toilet rolls tubes have all sprouted, although the ones in the cell tray are taking longer. I'm not sure why that might be.

My blueberry bushes are covered in flowers, and the bees are loving them! I spent quite a long time weeding all around them.

As well as tomatoes and courgettes, I bought a couple of chilli plants (F1 Apache) which have gone in the planter that stays in my growhouse for warmth and protection. I also sowed some kale and mangetout peas.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Tomatoes and courgettes

I didn't get around to sowing any seeds for tomatoes or courgettes this year, so I bought a few little plants last week. It was really cold at the beginning of the week, so I kept them under cover until the weather warmed up. As the has been shining this weekend, I planted them out. I only have 3 collars (originally bought for a grow-bag) so the 4th plant has gone straight into the ground. The tomato varieties are: Alicante, Sungold, Swwet Aperitif and Super sweet 100.

I filled in the gaps around them with a few onion sets. There wasn't enough room for these in the raised bed when I planted the rest in the Autumn, so they went into pots over the Winter.

The courgettes are F1 Parador, a yellow variety. I've only got 2 plants, but they will hopefully produce plenty of fruit. In the background are the strawberries in full flower.