For all my gardening and vegetable growing readers, this blog post is especially for you. I know you think that I have abandoned the roots of this blog as I no longer have an allotment plot, but I would like to assure you that I am once again growing again, this time in my garden, and more importantly my enthusiasm for gardening is returning. albeit very slowly. I thought I would share an up-date of how green my garden is right now.
The variety of tomatoes in the green house seem to be in the most part doing well. We are still a couple of weeks before we get to harvest the first red or yellow ones.
The apple tree (not shown) has a handful of apples, many have been knocked down by the strong winds and the pear tree (also not shown) has produced nothing, so we will be digging that out later in the year. But the plum tree (above) is producing well, the plums are hard like pebbles.
This is my blueberry bush, its doing well.
I think in the next couple of days I will be harvesting my first couple of courgettes. I am also growing a yellow variety too, but they are only just beginning to catch up.
Here are my climbing beans, compared to my two neighbours (both two doors down) mine are halfway up the canes, whereas theirs are right at the top and covering the canes and well flowered. I know why ours are so behind, because we put them into the ground ate. Still hoping they will catch up and rewards us with some. On these canes are also Borlotti beans, my first time growing them, but to be truthful I am not optimistic.
Look closely from the front is black kale aka Tuscan Kale or Dinosaur Kale, behind it are three types of broccoli, the bushy variety that I harvested last week and am seeing side shoots growing, as well as white and purple sprouting broccoli. There is also nasturtium, that has been doing well in the ground last year. Last year, I tried to grow them in hanging pots, and they failed.
Here we have Brussels Sprouts,they seem to be doing well. I know I need to put the netting over it to deter the white cabbage butterfly, but the netting is so blue, that I haven't got round to it concerned that it will make the garden look ugly, but what do I want, nice looking garden or healthy brassicas - both really, but the latter mostly.
If you look close and past the weeds, you will see some spring onions here.
And finally Rainbow Chard, There is more grorwing in pots, but I hope this has given you some insight into my garden vegetable growing progress.
For Harvest Monday, well other than the raspberry canes still producing, this fat spring onion aka scallion is the only vegetable I harvested at the weekend; and oh I mustn't forget some edible flowers that have been serving more as garnish than anything else. I am sharing this blog post with Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Mondays.