Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:40
Been raining for a week and I've been working alot The garden looks lush and I just got round to planting out my toms in a spare patch of land baked against a south facing fence...so, can't give them a better suntrap than that.
Again, I;ve run out of room in the veg plot which is yet to be landscaped so its just three raised beds looking a bit cramped. Two @4x4 plus 1 @6x6. You'd think that would be enough room for my needs but then I went and bought those pesty plugs for more than I planned, since my seedlings either died off or still look pathetic.
Potatoes are doing great though and the strawberries are crazy with ripening fruits. My beetroot just about managed to withstand the rigours of birds pecking them to death, my carrots have endure slug attacks although I have yet to discover if a row of chives has kept the rootfly at bay. Salad leaves still need somewhere to live and the first sowing of my peas was a poor show so I've just resown. Sweetcorn need a home soon and my leeks are decidedly unimpressive in their seedtrays still, I wonder if they are hungry and need some food? I never normally have an issue growing leeks, but I am late with sowings since I don't have a greenhouse YET.
The end of this season will see a massive overhaul in my veg plot, with better positioned raised beds and a greenhouse for next year.
Happy gardening everyone