Gardening · Healthy eating · Vegetable plot

Vegetable garden is full and over flowing ……

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.

048 (3)   011 (9) 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

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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 🙂

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