Now summer is well under way, everything is growing well in the garden. Tomato plants have started flowering although of the 11 plants that have survived, I am unsure of the varieties, after planting three different types, so it’ll be a nice surprise when they start fruiting.
Within a couple of week, the poor, sickly looking cucumbers are now flourishing. Three plants in the back garden this year, and using a technique I discovered last year, forming a cage around the plants and weaving the growing head in and out til it reaches the top. The method worked very well last year so looking forward to a good crop. I have a few plants at the allotment too, but they are not thriving as well, most likely as they don’t get watered as often.
Having cleared a lot of weeds, the beans are now flourishing again. A mixture of yard long beans and Borlotti beans.
There’s also a few beans in hanging baskets. I’ve not tried this method before, having stole the idea from my Dad. In theory they should start to over hang and grow downwards.
I also dug out the only potatoes growing at home, a decent crop from a couple of plants.
After an hour long Jostaberry picking session yesterday, I now have well over a kilo as well as some lovely redcurrants.
As well as a few crumbles, I’ve made some Jostaberry and Redcurrant Jam which I can confirm is delicious!