Thursday, 11 June 2015

Some things are growing...

Two out of the four raised vegetable beds are growing nicely. Bed 3 has 8 tubers of potatoes growing very nicely:
Bed 3 has 3 rows of crimson flowered broad beans, a few peas and a few radish:

However, beds 1 and 4 are not doing so well. Below, bed 1 has some nice lettuces, radish and a few peas, but everything else is either failing to germinate or germinating very sparsely and they are new seeds!:
The smaller bed 4 has beetroot and spinach in. The first lot of spinach went to seed and now a second and third batch are trying to grow. The first sowing of beetroot failed although it was older seed. The second and third batch are thinking about it!:
I haven't done anything different to normal so am putting it down to the rubbish weather. One vegetable that so far is growing well, is the courgette:
The container has loads of manure and other feed in it. The yellow is a patty pan type and the one on the right looks like it will be growing small green cricket ball sized courgettes. Time will tell.

6 comments:

  1. It's all looking pretty good. I think the changeable weather this Spring has confused the plants as well as the gardeners. This is the first year I've had seeds that haven't germinated at all, or have and then shrivelled and died almost immediately.

    Your courgette looks lovely, I think it's one of my favourite vegetables for foliage, so sturdy and quick growing.

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    1. Normally don't have much luck with normal courgettes so am hoping these round ones do well.

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  2. Parsnips have been difficult to germinate. I agree things are struggling and not filling out properly - hot today but the wind has dried the top soil and where bare feels like a dessert! Had to spend 2 hours on watering today as we felt the fruit and trees (planted over this last year) needed a drink.Radish have been good,courgettes coming on but yours are looking much better!

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    1. Courgettes are probably only good as there are two of them in that pot.

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  3. Funny, isn't it. We've got lots of things growing but none of our courgettes have survived : )

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    1. Very strange isn't it. Just checked the weather at midday and it now looks like the worst of the rain may miss us!

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