We have had the most marvellous week of sunshine and high temps which sadly for us here in the south seems to have had a slight hiccup today.
We did not quite have rain but very heavy mist, what we would call ' a soft day'!The moisture was badly needed and was ideal as it seeped into the ground and did not run off as heavy rains would.Everything looks so green and clean this evening.
The salad pot is ready to start cutting, this was planted up with mixed salad leaves. I will plant another pot as I begin to use this one to have a steady supply until the heads of lettuce in the green house are ready for picking.
The sweetcorn was not a very successful sowing. I planted 16 seeds in these 2 trays on 9th of April and only 4 of them had grown into seedlings by today the 21st.
I potted them into 3" pots to grow on.
I investigated the compost and found the other seeds had become soft and were much the same as they had been when planted except for one other one which had a tiny shoot so the sowing yielded 5 plants!
These seeds had been opened last year, I used a new packet of seeds to make a second sowing today so fingers crossed.
Matron, you did say these were Dwarf french Beans?!
These are the thriving seedlings from a sowing of Dog Bean seeds which Matron saved from her own garden and passed on to me last year.They are described as Dwarf french beans but I think are related to the original bean stalk the way they are growing!You can still see the seed case on the plant if you look closely!
View into the plastic greenhouse this evening. I had to erect the mini greenhouse frame to have enough shelving to hold what is here at the moment and what is upstairs on the bedroom windowsill and due to come down soon.
Top shelf on the left:
Sweetcorn,Inca tomatoes,Sweet peas
Salad pot, more of the Inca toms.
Back, Top shelf: 2 aubergines, 2 cucumbers, 5 sweetcorn
Middle shelf:2 x trays Brussel Sprouts, Dwarf french beans
Bottom shelf: 2 x trays calabrese, 1 x cauliflower
Right,Top Shelf: Cabbage, lettuce, Yellow perfection tomatoes on their second potting on, now in 5" pots.
Middle shelf: More cabbage and second sowing of beetroot in peat pots.
3 x pots of Spring onions on the ground.
Lots going on on the windowsills which I will cover soon.
Happy Easter to everyone ,where ever you are may the sun shine!