Well, after a fairly damp couple of weeks, it looks like summer is finally here! The rain of the last few weeks has meant we havent had to do too much watering, and has resulted in the night temperatures staying pretty good (no damaging frosts hereabouts), so as you can see, everything is coming on really well, including (unfortunately) the weeds! We've been hoing the plot every couple of days, but even with this we are going to have to spend some serious time weeding over the next few weeks!
Th courgettes are now close to flowering, and the pumpkins and sweetcorn seem to be settling in well and staring to grow rapidly now!
The overwintering onions are growing really well, as are the First Early potatoes, we're hoping to be eating these in the not too distant future!
One of our star performers this year, the overwintering garlic! I asked Lee to kneel down to highlight how well its growing, there are 2 varieties planted from saved bulbs from our crops for the past 2 years, and 1 variety that came from the garden center, the saved cloves seem to be growing much better, perhaps we've now acchieved an acclimatised variety!