I have joined an online Garden Share Collective over on Strayed from the table and here is my first update! I think it will be fun to share what's happening in my garden and check out everyone else's gardens.
.....the garden has been looking quite colourful and pretty recently, the poppies have been lovely and in the last couple of weeks the lupins and dahlias have started to flower, I know these are not really part of the edible garden, but they do contribute a lot to my sense of wellbeing! Souls need nourishing as much as the body! :)
....the cherry tree has a lot of fruit this year and they are starting to ripen. Yay!
.....one job I did get completed this month is the partial netting of the cherries, at least we will get some fruit saved from the birds. Those plastic things are like little branch cages to protect clusters of fruit individually, a man was selling they at our local market and I thought it would be worth trying out.
...the tomato seedlings that I have grown in my hot house were ready to plant out in the garden and although we have had a very cool spring I am hoping they will have a growth spurt now and start kicking on.
.....here they are planted in the garden, I have given this bed a good layer of mushroom compost and blood and bone with a sprinkle of potash, so I hope they will give me a good crop through summer.
I am growing about 10 different varieties this year so something should do well!
......sweetcorn growing nicely....
...carrots in the foreground and melons in the back, the middle bit I might put a couple of pumpkin seedlings and let them sprawl....
...bush beans 'Windsor long pods' I think, just setting flowers.....
....this weedy looking patch is actually rows of beetroot and coriander, must get in and weed out between the rows.....
...and climbing beans, 'rattlesnake' these are so yummy, I hope we get loads of them!
A few things to do this month:
Keep the water up to the young seedlings.
Weed around young plants and mulch to conserve water.
Sow a few rows of salad greens
Plant a late crop of potatoes ASAP!
How is your garden growing?