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woohooo…has summer finally arrived.

And I’m feeling allllrightttt…

…the sun is out and the temperature is raising…..and I’m standing outside of the greenhouse.  How great is that. 😀  So, what’s been happening at the photographer’s garden, well…

DSC_1540The tomatoes have finally moved to their final positions in the greenhouse.

DSC_1541This is the happiest of all the trays of beetroot. The rest are in a mood because I’ve pricked them out to late – beetroot hate having their roots disturbed.

DSC_1542The parsnips are doing fab – trying to keep the temps down as growth will stop – veg seedlings don’t like extreme temps.

DSC_1543Looks like I’m going to have a glut of Lettuce – I do the same thing every year. However, I’ve a great little soup recipe – Green Herb Soup. My boss would make this for the guests, when I use to lived at the Lakes, it’s fab !

I’ll post the recipe later though. 🙂

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LOL my only Cauliflower seedling to germinate, well I did chance an old packet of seeds, Clapton this variety. Notoriously difficult to grow, this variety is surprisingly easy. Erm yeh, think I’ll buy a fresh packet next year.

DSC_1545Basil.  It’ll be growing alongside the tomatoes in the greenhouse, as it doesn’t grow very well outside…just goes all black and withers – just too cold.

DSC_1546Mini-pop (baby corn) on the left and Sweetcorn on the right. Both planted differently – Mini-pop in single rows 20ins apart. Sweetcorn in blocks of four 16ins each way. Never had a bad crop yet !

DSC_1548Squash, planting these alongside my pumpkins for Halloween.

DSC_1550Giant Sunflowers, well, not at the moment. Soon, I hope…

DSC_1552Busy Lizzies, sowed them quite late really but it doesn’t matter. Should be ready for the hanging baskets by the end of June if I prick them out now.

DSC_1553I don’t tend to grow broccoli but thought, what the hell give it another go.

DSC_1554Ha, my cucumber plant, La Diva. These are murder for getting powdery mildew but if you catch it early…spray the leaves with diluted milk and water and this does help to reduce the damage. lol Anno milk and water, seriously this does work. One solution is to UP the humidity – the blue tray will be filled with water  to keep the immediate area around the plants, as humid as possible. Lets see what happens !!

DSC_1555I’ll have a P please bob….yes, you can’t have an allotment without a wigwam of peas. The trouble is, the pea moth loves them too. Fleece may be the answer.

DSC_1556I can’t wait for these to ripen. Bought these strawberry plants from a nursery down south – on the left a variety called Vibrant and on the right Marshmello. One thing is for sure, I’ve never seen plants so big, the flowers are massive. 🙂 🙂

DSC_1557Potatoes !! Main crop – Rooster, nice spuds and versatile.

DSC_1558More potatoes !! haha. First earlies – Anya, love these…nice nutty flavor great with salads.

DSC_1559Peppers, going to pot these on tomorrow. They’re not happy because their roots are too hot.

DSC_1560A mates baskets – filled with bacopa, million bells and surfina. Think I only planted them up 2 weeks ago, already they’ve doubled in size. 🙂    Fantastic !!

So that just leaves the rest of the weeding to finish off….oh man. hehe


What’s growing so far…

What started out as a cool dull day has ended beautifully – hot and sunny. In fact, it’s been so beautiful this past week I’ve even worn my shorts, and I confess, I’ve throughly enjoyed every minute of it. Waking up each morning to blue sky with temperatures to match, really does put a smile on ones chops and a spring in your step with an eagerness to get things done. So how fab was today, with 90% of the potting on completed and my hanging baskets all made up, that I finally got the chance to simply wander round the allotment, pretty much stress free, and checkout what’s growing so far…

Gooseberries

Lettuce – reddish bronzed leaf variety, seeds from the Eden Project.

Garlic

Pumpkins, Jack O’Lantern – ready for hardening off.

Peas, Early Onward.