Apart from the sweetcorn everything i have planted has come up really well, radish seems to have gone crazy, courgettes are looking fuller every day.
Sunflowers appear to grow a foot a day and are now peeping over the adjoining fence. We emptied one of the potato sack to a very poor crop but the sack was very dry hoping by watering more often we get better results from the other 3 sacks.
We’ve a mass of peas which i though were mange tout and have started pulling the bigger looking carrots, first batch was enough to feed 4 adults so very pleased with that.
I still have my mini green house up as its home to a few tomatoes and some chilli plants which i’m very excited with as i have a total of 3 little chillies growing. The first few flowers on the chilli plant just withered and fell off so after a bit of research it was suggested they need to be pollinated, so the next few i brushed with a very small paint brush and they then went on to produce chillies 🙂
But this week has been taken over by the gorgeous scent of my sweet peas
They were very slow to start but now looking absolutely gorgeous. Later this evening i will be cutting a lot of the flowers to bring in doors which should encourage more flowers.
Even as early as this in the growing season i think i’ve done what i set out to do and that was produce more vegetables to a better quality than previous years. The tomatoes are a mass of flowers, we actually been able to have a bowl of strawberries and cream. My little gem lettuce have filled out and will be eated very soon along with spring onions and radish 🙂
Thanks for popping by 🙂