and some herbs (dill and coriander is coming along well – basil is a bit rubbish to be honest)
It is the first year I have sown salad in the greenhouse early in the season and it is working well – we have even eaten our first radishes from there.
Last Sunday I managed to get round to planting out the broad beans in the garden
I put everything under enviromesh at the moment – it stops the birds eating the shoots and it might even stop blackfly? I will find out. You can see some onions in the background. My garlic and onions aren’t doing too badly – it would of course be better if I planted them in the autumn but I never get round to it – exhausted fro the summer and getting busy for a new semester at university.
This year I haven’t eaten a single leek – yet. Last year we seemed to live on them, but as a result of me letting weeds grow round them and then Kainaat helping with the digging we have hardly any and they are tiny – possibly a result of planting them out too late. Currently, I don’t have much in the way of a garden for veggies – well I do, but it is odd shaped and in different areas. I am planning to make a proper vegetable garden, allotment style in the field with the PV array. It will be big and hopefully will solve the problem of me keeping seedlings and plants for too long in the greenhouse. I am already growing my leeks for next year – I hope they do better. You can see red cabbage there as well – these really need to go in the ground asap.
We have started to get purple and white sprouting broccoli. I didn’t realise you have to cut out the centre head to get the sprouting bits on the white stuff – we have heads the size of small cauliflowers. Hopefully now I have cut them out the side shoots will grow.
I have tidied up all my strawberry beds – please please let us get lots and lots of strawberries this year. In one of the beds that got a bit neglected last year weeds had killed quite a few of the plants, so I had to buy some more. I also got some runners from my lovely neighbour so that helped.