Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Rainy Wednesday update

Some much needed rain has given me the chance to write a quick garden update.

I spotted a comedy runner bean plant just now - it's rather tall! There's another one peeking through too so hopefully will be followed by a few more. I sowed some more recently too, in loo rolls. Will prob direct-sow some on the allot later but need to set me wigwams up.

Here's another pic from the lean-to, some toms and lettuce -  
And a view of our little garden - have got a courgette planted out under a plastic bottle plus several lettuces too under plastic. I did buy this courgette from a house in the countryside as it was well ahead of all mine and at only 50p was worth a go for some earlier courgettes. Oh and also plantd out 3 sweet corns, protected too. Am planting more sweetcorn on the allot plus plan to direct sow some as only 12 germinated. You might also be able to spot more squashes being hardened off and some brassica plant I've let go to flower, sweet peas growing up the fence. Got rocket from last year that over-wintered nicely, and a bit of chard. Ok, now going to sow some more peas in modules. Have been watching Charles Dowding videos - he's amazing!


  1. Was your soil dry? Ours is still fairly wet.

  2. Yes really bone dry, especially at the allotment, virtually blowing away. We have very sandy soil. I'm trying to use kind of a lasagne / no dig technique, laying several sheets of newspaper thickness, watering, then putting my compost on top, to keep the moisture in. Getting a good soaking today with lots more rain anyway :)