Well hasn't this weather been just grand!
Thought it was about time to share my edible pursuits,
before they get eaten by me or the critters that live in my garden.
Anyone who grows veg or gardens will probably have said
'its an odd year'
I'm sure I say it every year, I'm not sure I would recognise a
After a slowww start things are picking up.
I find it remarkable that whatever plant you grow there is a specific bug/beastie that appears,
seemingly out of nowhere to destroy your crop!!
Here I have lost 3 broccoli to vine weevils, whose grubs eat the roots.
I tried my best to pick off the adults, not wanting to smother my plants with chemicals.
Fingers crossed they dont find the sprouts!
Typical that its the sunniest year for years and I am growing the silliest tomatoes ever!
They are minibell and were free seeds with Gardeners World mag.
On the upside I haven't had to deal with tying in or pinching out!
The crops are a good indicator of how sunny a summer it has been so far.
The gooseberries are huge and plentyful this year.
Also the sweetcorn is growing well.
Remember my new raised veg boxes?
They are working a treat.
The left one has mainly carrots, which have been sown fortnightly.
The right is salad leaves which have to be covered to protect them from.....
Honestly I know they said on springwatch they are in decline, well they should come to my house.
I think we probably have about 50 who live permanently in our roof.
If anyone wants to rehome some I would be grateful!
They have decimated my peas, beetroot, lettuce, clematis.....
Chirp cheep chip cheep all day long!!
My husband however loves the little blighters!
So thats something.
Whilst we are talking birds our starling pair who nest above this room have a second brood.
Thats a first....told you it was an odd year !!!!