Friday, 4 July 2014
The weather has been so dreamy and warm lately that I've not done much other than potter around the garden. The blueberries and strawberries (I have both the normal sized variety and the delicious smaller wild variety) are both beginning to ripen so I've been kept busy picking these. Although I think I should plant more blueberry bushes and propagate strawberry plants this year so that I get a bigger harvest. Just now, I'm lucky if most of my pickings survive the short journey from the garden to the kitchen without being eaten!
Everything else is growing like the clappers. The tomato plant has quite a few flowers on it and I'm eagerly awaiting the first pickings. I was quite late sowing my cucumber seeds this year so I'm not sure if I will get a harvest, but it is exciting to see them growing. I'm hoping that at the very least I might get some tiny cucumbers that I could pickle! Half of my corn seedlings have unfortunately been dug up by Holly and Ivy but I did foresee this happening and have another batch coming along nicely in the cold frame. I'm already imagining golden September evenings with an alfresco dinner served alongside my homegrown corn on the cob dipping with butter!
Posted by Charlotte at 12:15