I don't think I will ever stop being excited when I find tiny little shoots of life pushing through the earth. These have grown surprisingly quickly and look strong and healthy at the moment. I have a constant battle with slug and cats, the veg patch is covered with organic slug pellets (sorry slugs) I hate killing anything but I have found these are the only things that work. There is also green goo (it looks like the Ghostbusters have been here) that smells like citronella which is meant to keep cats off but I have already lost some lettuce seeds to a hole dug by a cat.
The chard is looking good so far
Carrots just peaking through, next to what looks like giant boulders!
Peas, at least I know these are peas, the lettuce look like weeds at the moment, the only way I can tell the difference is that they are in a line.
There are tiny aubergine appearing
The baby mini sweetcorn 'mini pop' are still growing
and the spinach
Red Alert tomatoes are ripening in the greenhouse
Earlier in the year I had some onions that had sprouted in the cupboard. I planted them in pots and ate the leaves which were like chives. These I left to flower, who would have thought old onions would be so pretty. I may save some and see if I can grow some onions next year.
I am a complete novice in the garden, but I am really pleased with the things I have managed to grow. We only have a little garden and a greenhouse which was my dads, he loved growing things and always had masses of tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce growing in the little greenhouse. I haven't inherited his green fingers but I will keep trying.
So far we have growing:
In bags and buckets - new potatoes, chard, spring onions, carrots, peas, sugar snap peas and various herbs.
In the greenhouse - strawberries, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and chillies
In the veg patch - baby mini sweetcorn, aubergine, carrots, lettuce, chard, spinach, sweetcorn, peas and beans.
How is your garden growing?
Welcome to Gina!
I'm off to make some very loud noise at Samba practice,
*Breaking News* just as I was about to publish, I had a phone call from my son who just got home from work to find a fluffy baby seagull stuck in the bars of the balcony of his apartment three floors up. So armed with thick gardening gloves and a cardboard box, I made a mercy dash to help rescue the poor thing. We took it to the vets and will ring tomorrow to see if it survived it's ordeal. phew......now off to Samba!