✿A week in the garden✿
|Storms on the horizon ~ again!|
✿A week in the garden✿To be quite honest I haven't done very much in the garden this week ~ it has rained continually all week (not good for the children's holiday) and poor R has been in bed all week with a bad case of sciatica (not good for him or us or progress with the tractor!)
The polytunnel looks just the same :o(
We have resorted to putting up some temporary tables in the polytunnel as the greenhouse is full.
|Courgettes, chard, corn, kale, pak choi....|
We have planted lots of beans. When we move these to their growing positions we will pop some more seeds straight in the ground along side the plants.
|Peas, mange tout, sweet peas and beans.|
I have planted a small tray of rainbow chard. I usually sow it straight into it's growing position and we have never been very successful, but this year it has to be in a tray ~ maybe this year we will mange to grow some beautiful multicoloured chard!
|The rainbow chard is just starting to grow|
This is a pot of mystery seeds that I found spilled on the table! We planted them anyway....... I think they maybe rocket.
|A mystery pot!|
These strawberry plants are growing "wild" in the tunnel. When the weather improves I am going to transplant them to a new strawberry bed in the vegetable patch.
This is what we have done this week:
❊Saturday 21st April ~ We planted celeriac and (more) climbing beans ~ Scarlet Emperors. White Lady, Enorma, French climbing beans, Borlottis, Yellow flat beans, Violetta ....
❊ Sunday 22nd April ~ We planted Purple corn (Blue Hopi) (We had a calf born)
❊Monday 23rd April ~ We planted "special" tomatoes ~ Tumbling Tims, Tiny Toms, White cherry tomatoes, Mortgage Lifters, Tigerella, Black Truffle
❊Tuesday 24th April ~ The children helped me to take everything (except the tomatoes that we left in the kitchen for some extra warmth) down to the polytunnel.
❊Wednesday 25th April ~ rain all day
❊ Thursday 26th April ~ rain all day
❊ Friday 27th April ~ we sorted out some strawberry plants that we had removed from the tunnel last year before the pigs took up residence. We re-potted them, I think some of them will survive (next year we will need to buy some more).
Quite a sad week in and out of the garden! Let's hope next week brings better weather and better health for us all .....
|Blossom on our quince tree|
|One lone camellia flower that survived the late frost and snow!|
This week I am linking up with:
Ginny at Small Things Saturday Garden Journal
An Oregon Cottage Garden