The days are starting to get warmer, but with that (and a little rain), the weeds are all over the place. Turn your back for a moment and they are everywhere. So on Sunday, with it being a dry day, I spent the day weeding. An ideal time to give a little update on what is and isn't happening in the 'Garden Connect' bed.
|Only one kale plant, but doing well.|
|Lemon cucumber has lasted a whole week at the allotment|
|Another nasturtium has come up|
|Golden sunrise tomatoes. Sorry, I've cheated a bit|
|The parsnips are going crazy|
|Spinach big and really small|
|Just one lettuce at the moment even though keep sowing more seeds|
|I'm finally getting some purple carrots|
|No worries with the onions|
|And finally, just two beetroots|
You will notice that there are no french beans or sweet peppers. The French beans just don't seem to be growing, it doesn't matter what I do. The sweet peppers aren't quite ready to be planted out yet. I have taken no chances as regards the slugs, I have dotted the whole plot, not just the 'Garden Connect' bed. As a result, the courgettes are settling in, I have a row of carrots and beetroots which need to thin out, a row of leeks well established and strawberries are on their way.
This one's about the size of a ping pong ball
I did clear most of the weeds on the plot and after four or five hours in the sunshine I also got a bit of sunburn on my arms. Till next time and thanks for reading.