Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Strawberries for Tea


Today was the first day I was able to pick enough strawberries for all four of us. Delicious.

These are the Marmande tomatoes. There are plenty coming on all the other varieties, but these are the most advanced.


And those tiny cucumber plants, which spent several weeks refusing to grow, are now producing cucumbers:


These are the 'Yellow Baby' water melons, planted in grow-bags, with bottomless pots for extra space. I hope there is enough room for them all - the instructions said two melons to a bag, but it said the same on both the large (50 l) and the small (30 l) sizes, so I hope with the extra compost and plenty of feeds they should do ok.


This week at the allotment I have planted out my french beans and leeks, sowed more french beans direct into the ground, sowed another row of carrots, and weeded, A LOT. The carrots, onions and celeriacs are now weed-free, as are nearly all the brassicas, but I still need to do the rest of the brassicas and the peas and broad beans. Getting there...

5 comments:

Deb@carrotsandkids.com said...

Wow, I'm so impressed. My veggies are no where near cropping like yours (well, strawberries are). Am wondering if I started everything too late.....

Soilman said...

Wonderful strawberries. I'm dead envious.

coffeeandapplepie said...

OMG - look at those tomato's!!! Fantastic! And your cucumber - mine are about an inch long! Fab!
Cat @ Manor Stables

Rachael said...

Thanks all - I'm actually blushing, reading all your kind comments!

Liz said...

Your tomatoes look great - much further on than mine!