We have been mainly eating lettuce (and chard). The lettuce has done very well. Juliet gave me lots of little lettuce seedlings (Webbs Wonderful) and I planted them in the cold frame. This has worked for us and we have been eating salad everyday. The dill and coriander have also thrived in the coldframe (as well as the greenhouse). I have planted some outside now so we will see if I have finally broken the jinx on my herb growing.
Slowly as we eat the lettuce and rocket from the cold frame I have been planting aubergines in the gaps. I love aubergines, but the fruit always rots when I grow them in the greenhouse so maybe the coldframe will be a better environment for them.
The greenhouses are looking good – tomatoes are staked, cucumbers are finally growing (first batch died and had to be replaced with shop-bought plants – the horror – see here – Christine and Nathan also gave me some lovely plants too which are thriving)
but I may have let the strawberry beds get completely covered in weeds. It turns out that this isn’t a good thing to do – they grow all leggy and don’t have many strawberries on them. I have given them a quick weed and will try and put straw – actually hay – underneath them at the weekend.
If we don’t get enough strawberries there are always gooseberries to eat.