Veggie plot update 13/06/2011

Sadly, the following picture pretty sums up the weekend weather 😦

 

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I shouldn’t complain really. O.k, so i wouldn’t be RetroBriting my Commodore 128 this weekend, but at least the garden received a much needed soak.

With all the rain it was way to wet to do anything practical in the garden but itching to get out there I was able to at least spend an hour or so in the dry greenhouse simply potting about and making sure everything was fed and watered and cared for.

From the looks of things, this years crop of Cucumber’s are going to be my best to date with many healthy fruit growing en mass. Here’s where my iPhone really comes in handy as i’m able watch handy Youtube vids or chat with fellow gardeners live from the greenhouse. High Tech gardening and it’s best!

I love how theseside shoot things seek out something to wrap around amd support the cucumber plant. Some, like this one below needed a helping hand though.

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Out in the beds the peas have started to flower (and I also noticed the first pod this evening) and the potatoes are also in flower. I’m guessing this is a good sign for both?

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Elsewhere in the garden, tiny alpine strawberries are running riot amongst the pots and tubs providing a green carpet and a splash of color to otherwise drab areas. Rather than keep them compact last year we decided to let the runner shoots run wild. Being rather small, the increased amount of strawberries is a bonus. They’re rather strong in flavour and are great tossed with green salad and a splash of  Balsamic vinegar.

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Sadly, the heavy rain had knocked quite a few of the tall plants and flowers to the ground. Some of my Alliums in particular have been flattened but with so many of them, taking a few out hasn’t spoilt the show and they look great in a vase in the kitchen.

One of the many that survived the downpour.

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Here’s hoping the weather will be better next weekend!

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    Hyouten said,

    Such pretty plants!

    Best of luck to your gardening and harvest! 🙂


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