Mid May 2019

It’s a glorious time of year when everything looks lush and green. Fruit trees seem to have coped with the late frost and lots of fruit developing.The mornings are still colder than last year and as a result growth is a little slower. But at least I can get tomatoes planted. First I had to dig out the chard which was enormous! It has been incredibly productive and I hate taking it out when it is still producing, but I need the space….  On the plus side, I made a big batch of spanakopita (Greek spinach and Feta pastries) which are delicious.  They always remind me of my sister Jen – one of her favourites snacks.Then Craig put up the rail system
Tomatoes planted: 2 Losetto; these are bush cherry tomatoes, and I am trying them in cages for support for the first time. 3 Cytrynek Groniasty (delicious yellow cherry) 6 Uriburi and 2 San Marzano (both plum) 3 Mountain Magic, 5  Merveille de Marche and 3 Defiant. 
Planted a half bed of sweetcorn 11th May and covered with fleece to keep the soil warm while they germinate. Second row of carrots (FlyAway) planted this week too.  
Chillies in pots enable me to extend our picking season as I can move them undercover to protect them from the first frosts.From top of steps: Tabasco, Doux des Landes, Anaheim, Bird’s Eye (the middle two are milder ones for me!_

Strawberry plants looking very healthy this year.  Fruit starting to change colour, so I need to net them to keep the birds out.

Herbs in the ash bin looking pretty – and very attractive for the bees! Sage, thyme and chives flowering in lovely shades of purple.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.