It’s almost midsummer and things in the garden are fairly coming on. Particularly on a glorious day like this all the hard work is worth it.
In the polytunnel:
First of the baby courgettes.
The first of the bullet-like green strawberries have formed.
The strawberries in the grow bags are a bit more advanced so hopefully they will be ready to go with Champagne and cream in time for Wimbledon…
Self propagated raspberries – glad I didn’t pull them out as there is a lot of fruit showing on them.
Peas – plenty of flowers on the first mini pods are forming.
A good crop of goosberries coming on nicely, just hoping Gooseberry sawfly leaves the bush alone this year.
A pot full of good cuttings going on – next year’s Alaskan willow and blackcurrants.
Kale (Shetland cabbage) and neeps.
This is the first time we’re trying to grow Shetland cabbage but I have seen a few Cabbage Whites about today so might neet to keep an eye on these.
Growing garlic is really easy – will post about that another time.
The best bit – the harvesting!
… and enjoying your crops on your plate.
… and also getting some cut flowers.
… and seeing the wildlife too!