It happens every year! There’s always something that doesn’t germinate well, if at all….something that gets destroyed by slugs and snails…..or by the weather…….but that’s OK….we just get on with sowing again! And while we are at it we can go slow and make the most of the moments with our fellow green fingered friends…..
The garlic is overdue for harvesting……I have been slightly putting it off because of dreading getting into the rock hard soil. The bed was heavily mulched last winter with a coir product so I am interested to see if that has helped at all……
It’s the beginning of June and after a big push in May the garden is finally starting to take shape…..a little more sunshine and a whole lot more rain should see it really start to come to life soon.
The big plant out continues……today it’s the squash and celery. I grow my squash horizontally and vertically…..the vertical squash is to save space so I can cram just that little bit more food in.
I’m continuing on my marathon planting day……today with tomatoes. I explain why I plant deeper and why I use Epsom salts etc…….it’s another very warm day so I take some time out to sit in the shade and plant up my Pelargonium cuttings…….after a wee musical interlude.
Hurrah!!! After two weeks of hard work in the heat all my beds and structures are finally ready! Today I make a start on planting out all the seedlings (plants by now) that I started at home a couple of months ago……..there are a lot of them……so I may need a couple of breaks in my deckchair.
It has been a bit of a roller-coaster month but I’m glad to say it is ending well. I take a little time out of my day to mull over the lessons learned….
Hurrah! Now that some of my beds are prepped (at last!) it’s time to get sowing some seeds……..a little later than usual but not too late. Today it’s all about the beans and legumes, my lovely plant based protein.
A week and a couple of days ago I received my compost….at last! I made the decision to put everything else on hold and try my hardest to turn things around in the garden……and make the garden happen this year. Here’s a quick update on how things are progressing…..I hope you will be as excited as me.
A quick little catch up from the garden since my delivery of compost! There is still a lot to do but the sight of this compost each day is motivating me to get stuck in. A huge thank you to you all for your encouragement this year….I have really needed it!!