Polytunnel Update

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I’m going to try and do a weekly polytunnel update here as so much is changing so fast.

So last time I posted I had peach blossom – now  I have baby peaches – squeak with utter excitement – I am so hoping that at least one makes it to ripeness, I have waited a long time to eat a home-grown peach. My grandparents had a peach tree and I am sure that maybe once or twice the peaches must have ripened and i would have eaten one, but i can’t remember.

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We also have tiny strawberries forming

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There are peas too ….. I hope they fatten up soon

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The mangetout have the most beautiful flowers

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Two rows planted out now with broadbeans, lettuce, radish, potatoes, courgettes, carrots, spinach, coriander, kohlrabi, onions, and some flowers – can’t remember what type.

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This is the first time I have grown spinach in years – it always used to bolt as I was bad at watering

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And I have finally managed to grow brassicas from seed. Previous attempts ended up with the seedlings withering and dying – I think that lack of water might be a theme here.

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We have just started eating lettuce from the polytunnel now that in the cold frame is finished.

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And of course, as it is the polytunnel of dreams it is to be found at the end of the rainbow

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This weekend I have done some more work in the polytunnel so I will try and take some photos of it today. Now back to work …..

 

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