Friday 12 June 2015

Some things are struggling...

The tomatoes and peppers are not happy. The rise in daytime temperatures means that the peppers can no longer be in the conservatory as it reaches 40C in there. They have been moved outside into my mini greenhouse or even out of there on warmer days:
The night time temperatures are dire, dropping below 8C most nights, far too cold for tomatoes without any protection. So every night I have to put fleece around the tomatoes and take it off every morning:

As for my leeks. They were sown direct into a nursery bed but after several weeks are so skinny that yesterday I pulled them up and transplanted them into raised pots - how odd is that?:
Ah well, can but hope it gets better but the forecast for the next 10 days or so doesn't seem much better regarding night time temperatures. Have a lovely weekend everyone!


  1. I've kept my leeks in the seed tray only because want them to go where the potatoes are when they're finished! I may have to transplant them into bigger pots and put them outside as the potatoes haven't flowered yet.

  2. Our leeks have never been this tiny so fingers crossed.

  3. Some of our stuff really isn't happy either. This morning we looked at photographs of the garden from last year; some of the stuff this year is way behind ( leeks included which this time last year were in the ground, pencil thick), but we had some very late frosts so things just couldn't be started off/ planted out. Growing your own is never the same 2 years running is it?

    1. The leeks for sale which I sometimes buy are pencil thick but for the last two years have succumbed to leek rust so I no longer buy them. These are supposed to be resistant so I hope they grow. I think the weather has a lot to do with it. After the next two nights, forecasts at night are 11C and above!


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