Have any of you noticed how fast this year is flying? Already half way through the year.
Well our Trip to Scotland at the beginning of May was wonderful, and I hope to find time to post about that on this blog in the near future.. But we have been busy busy on the plot. and just enjoying relaxing over the holiday weekends..
We came back to a garden that had bloomed as the good weather was perfect growing weather not only for the crops but the weeds never stop growing and at twice the pace of crops 😀
So here is the plot update in picture format and some of our home garden to. ( note if you click onto the photos you will I hope get a larger view. )
While I had hoed outside of the four rows of peas, the inside weeds were taking over, When you consider those stakes are my waist height, It was back breaking work..
This is the four rows of peas which are now weeded
I carried on an weeded the Shallots
Remember the Dahlias that we dug up last autumn to store over winter.. Well unfortunately we lost half of them due to the very cold weather despite them being wrapped up in the shed. Some of the tubers had gone rotten.. We saved these.
Hubby dug deep holes put some muck beneath and here you see them starting to sprout.. Again since taking this photo they are really growing at speed now and have much more foliage on them.
These were Lupins self sets from last year, I let them grow and they are happy between where we put the Dahlias. You can just see a Dahlia shooting to the bottom right hand corner of the photo.
The younger rows of peas now growing under the net, I weeded out those today,
The spring cabbage you see next to them. Some of them went to seed so that is why you see the misses..
Then you see sweet corn and dwarf beans, and the steaks with plastic cut bottles are where the butternut squash is. The bottles to help direct water to the roots. Apologies this is a little blurred
This is an older photo giving you the length of the plot, Here you see that same Lupin before it was in flower. And this is where the potatoes were planted.
Here you see the Potatoes rows see how they have grown from the picture above this one. You can see the Lupins now too. What you may not see are the leeks, that were planted in the earth. They are only like tiny blades of grass at the moment so they do not show up well on the photo.
The Kidney Beans are now in, these were started off in the Greenhouse and planted out after the threat of frost after we returned from holiday
With all the good weather and with our constant watering, It looks like there will be plenty of Strawberries this year looking at the amount of flowers.. The bees have been busy working away.
The broad beans are in flower and have some nice young pods on them.. So looking forward to them.
Remember the square raised netted bed of carrots in an earlier post? Well hubby got in and weeded through these,, rather his back than mine. as it was worse than the peas in the top photo.
The tomatoes are now in the allotment greenhouse we have more in our home garden greenhouse too.
We grew these from saved seeds of tomatoes last year.
If you want to save seeds to grow.. Just squeeze them out onto some kitchen paper and allow them to dry out completely then store in envelopes somewhere dry to plant next season.
Parsnips and Beetroot with peas on left, brassica’s on the right
And I will leave you with what is blooming in the home garden. Until next time..