Mid May Musings
Well, loads of flowers seedlings are coming up now, looks to be, at this stage, getting on of almost 100%, fingers crossed.
The first radishes are getting fat, they don’t seem to be suffering for the super intensive spacing I’ve used, not so far anyway. Pak choi looks absolutely fantastic.
I’m swithering about transplanting leeks and onions into the beds now as they seem to be outgrowing their fibre pots but I’m a bit scaredy. I’m also not that happy about having used fibre pots for the leeks because I now have to find a way of getting them into their holes while they clearly will not want to come out of those pots – their roots are poking through the bottom of them.
I’ve shifted my butternut squash plants into some enormous pots I got from ASDA, one plant in each in two pots, and two plants together in one of them. That leaves me another two giant pots for my two pumkin seedlings, that’ll no doubt be the size of the house next week, at the rate their growing.
My tomato plants are about 10 cm tall now so I’m thinking I’m going to have to move them to their grow bags really soon.
Eight of my ten courgette plants have germinated (that should be enough I guess).
My chillis and peppers still only have their cotyledons, boy are they slow.
Strawberries are going wild, loving the polytunnel. Some of the older smaller plants have fruits forming, no doubt they’ll be small. The plants that came from last year’s sowing are huge, the have massive leaves, and they just keep producing more and more. I’m guessing they’ll be pretty productive later in the year.
With all this going on I’m running right out of space in my polytunnel. I can see me quickly reaching the point where I’ll have no space for my 18 trays of seedlings, once all the veggies are in their grow bags. Suggestions very welcome :)
Big strawberry plant:
Little strawberry fruits:
Peppers and Chillies:
- 12 May, 2011
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