Sunday, 1 May 2011

241: Spring time gardenings

Firstly apologies for the photo quality. I got a new camera in January and my photo's have been rubbish ever since. I think the reason is mainly that the camera is much cleverer than I am. However, in this case, it's because I didn't have any shoes on while taking the photos and it's just gone 7am and it's cold out.

I haven't done a gardening post in a good long while. Mainly because over winter not much happens does it - there's not a great deal to show and tell. However, I'm now feeling pretty happy. I'm about to go on holidays (yay!) and am expecting some significant progress by my return.

What I've got in is:
  • Raspberries x5. I had a crop of three berries last year, so this I've really gone for it
  • Blueberries
  • Rhubarb (seems to be settling in ok, but more for cropping next year)
  • Garlic - lots, some about ready, some fresh planted
  • Onions - much the same state as the garlics
  • Strawberries - now with flowers on!
  • Tomatoes - 3 in a greenhouse doing well. 4 outside of the greenhouse limping along
  • Herbs: Rosemary, thyme, sage, chives, (unhappy) curry leaves
  • Courgettes
  • Chillis
  • Squashs
  • Bell peppers
  • Peas
  • Thai Basil (very very small)
  • Coriander - who is a very thirsty boy. Grown from a supermarket plant!
  • Lettuces and mixed leaves
All this makes is sound like I've been so very active. The herbs, onions, berrys, onions and garlic mainly survived with winter and are now getting close to ready.

Greenhouse 'marties doing well, and tiny Thai Basils - next to not very big lettuces!
I'm hopelessly over-excited. Holidays and then I'll be coming home to eat all this lot. Happy, happy days indeed.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant. Lots to look forward to when you get back. I hope you have someone doing the watering. Have a great holiday Judith. x


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