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June is flying in...


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Well, the beds are really densely packed – needless to say I totally ignored the spacing instructions on the packets, or I’d have had a lot less stuff right now. We’re completely self sufficient in salad, eating a big one every day, and even giving away stuff to family too. I’ve just finished sowing more seed in the empty spaces for when this lot runs out – that should give us the chance of a second crop of lettuce and radishes etc.

I grew some strawberries from seed last year (see previous blogs). They’ve not flowered and I’m guessing at this stage that they might not flower at all this year. They are producing a lot of runners though, so I’ve found a use for those tall thin pots. Should have loads of strawberry plants for next year :)

The path at the back of the house is now completely covered with pots. The bigs ones are butternut squash, rhubarb and pumpkin (with some lettuce – soon to be removed). There are a couple of buckets of onions – good job too, about 95% of the onions I transplanted to the beds got murdered by slugs (I assume) – buckets have escaped this entirely. There are some terracotta pots with aubrietia and poppies too. The rest are the dozens of little pots with sunflowers, lupins, and delphiniums transplanted from trays this week.

12 tomato plants were transferred to grow bag ring cultures (diy jobs) several days ago and look to be doing really well.

I’ve also got a few toms in pots, six courgette plants and five cucumbers on the go. Not so happy with the progress of my peppers and chillies, they are just so slow, though they look healthy enough; I’m thinking they’re too small for fertilizer. Trays on the shelf in the background are partially empty, just waiting for the rest to get big enough to move. I’m running out of pots big style nowadays despite calling in favours from the rels. I’m hoping I can get that lot from the path into the garden in time for the next lot coming out of the trays, fingers crossed.

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My chillies aren't brilliant and I lost my sweet peppers. Your pots look just like mine, I have no idea of spacing. Just work on the basis 'eat what you thin' if possible. This gives lots of baby salad leaves which cost a few pennies at the supermarket.

Put the pennies saved into a tin and save for next years seeds.

Just think how healthy you will be come the winter.

10 Jun, 2011


wow, you're doing really well there. Lots of lovely baby leaves.. My lettice are all starting to flower, not sure why, perhaps too dry? but you are definitely doing everything right..

10 Jun, 2011


You have been busy - I thought I would have a go at lettuce ths year -now I've got the veggie bug 'must grow more!'.

10 Jun, 2011

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