Today it has been raining very heavily and it is cold. Supposed to be dry tomorrow so hopefully we will get a walk.The weather rarely stops me going outside if I need to. It's coming down fairly steadily now, and is supposed to turn into periods of downpour before it's over, but I'm going out later, and I'm even looking forward to it.
Very similar here, green peas are appearing, not ready to eat yet. But not far. Beans are climbing too. Potatoes should be ready for Xmas day. Nice sunny day here.Spent a few hours out in the garden after swimming yesterday. The veg plot now has 1 climbing frame for broadbeans and peas. Need something higher for the runners.
The water tank now has 2 taps not one which will make life easier but the tap had also been raised up to 1m above the base of the tank so that the fire brigade will always have water. Our tank is a gravity feed system so won't empty passed that 1m level easily. The RFS will have their own pump which can easily be used. This is now the default on new tank installs, but ours isn't a new install by any means.
I also planted out 2 sweet potato slips into large black pots. Here's hoping it really is a case of liking warm soil because it will be in summer. But the info says pots and full sun.
And the soil was dig over for the potatoes to go in. I'm just waiting for it to get warmer to venture into the garden today. Something somewhere above freezing would do nicely!
I haven't had any peppers at all this year. The plants are still far too small, but they are still growing in spite of the cold weather. I may have to cover them soon though and keep my fingers crossed.We are going to have our first freeze tonight, so my pepper plants and basil will be done for this year. I'll pick the last few peppers before I go to bed.
That's a pretty awesome effort! You won't be going hungry this summer.Just a few from the garden. I have cucumber seeds germinating in the house in water. They'll need soil tomorrow.
I've found a single courgette seed that has germinate, so I'll have to sew some more tomorrow as well. Whilst looking for courgette seedlings, I did come across 2 watermelon seeds that have germinated, both in the same pot so I have carefully separated them before it became impossible.
The squashes have done really well and I have 6 or 7 plants, so they can go out this weekend when I've chosen a location for them. I will most likely put them outside of the veg plot. Chickens haven't in the past bothered them.
Everything else is doing well. Peas, Snow peas, broad beans, spinach, rocket, carrots and sweet potatoes have all gone in.
2 larger tomatoes are already potted up and 2 double aubergine (2 plants in 1 pot but can't separate them because it's too late, but I bought them that way) are in temporary bigger pots until all risk of frost has passed. We're due another next week! It's 33°C today. They have dill and garlic chives hidden amongst them.
Everything else is ticking over, already in the ground because it was there before winter. But I have obtained a second olive tree because I was able to show hubby that they need a companion for fertilisation.
Tomorrow is also getting the tatties in the ground. They won't have their heads above ground before the next frost is due so I should be ok. I've only got Red King Edward's and Pink Fir Apple this year but that will be fine.
The weekend is forecast to be wet on Saturday night and most of Sunday. That's not a problem, we swim on Sunday mornings anyway (just with the volume forecast, we could be quite glad we're living on a hill else we'd be swimming elsewhere ). Saturday will be good for getting the onions, leeks, runner beans, kale, and other tomatoes either planted on or planted out. Plus there's a few extras from free seeds that or supermarket were doing for 4 weeks. Those are now needing planting on, that's easy because they are in those containers that roots grow through but are a nightmare for drying out!
Thank you.That's a pretty awesome effort! You won't be going hungry this summer.