Monday, June 24, 2013


Steady growth

All the rain these past days has made the weeds grow like mad. Still, at least the veggies are growing too. One of the tomatoes is over 4 feet tall and all have plenty of flowers. I sprayed them with bordeaux mix and prayed that blight would spare them. The broad beans are going to be the best ones ever, they too are tall as trees and covered with bean pods. The runner beans are already up with true leaves on them and the green beans are looking very nice too.
The garlic is almost ready and the bulbs are looking like real beauties this year. Might make up for the hopeless onion situation (onion fly has infested some of the onions).
As June is getting on, I sowed more winter brassicas that had not worked in the first sowing: romanesco, green broccoli, white sprouting broccoli for the spring and red and white winter cabbage. The autumn cabbage and brussel sprouts I planted last week have taken splendidly, under netting. I also sowed some lettuce, rocket, basil and new beetroots.
I struggled home with over 2kg of potatoes, 10 sticks of rhubarb and a lettuce and handfuls of mizuna.

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