Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Early May

Thought it was about time I updated for May these are all from the beginning of the month as I've yet to upload the photos for the past week. This year we made a small raised bed for L to plant up. I gave her some seeds that I knew would come up quickly - cress, radish, carrot, marigolds & dwarf sunflowers. As you can see the radishes popped up within 5 days, L was rather pleased with this!
We found a slo worm in the compost heap, surprisingly hard to photograph this was the best of 10 shots.
Just about empty plot at the beginning of May.
Inside the shed cucumbers, courgettes, pattypans, butternut squash, pumpkin and a messy floor.

Runner beans coming along very quickly.
Bedtime reading, I'm loving Paul Merrett's book added bonus is that half the book is recipes for using your produce.
Now onto the 15 May strawberries, rhubarb, peas & broad beans growing. Sweet pea wigwams in place.
In the greenhouse shed everything is shooting up sweetcorn,
cucumbers, courgettes & pumpkins.

Pattypans & butternut squashes.
chillies have now been potted on to slightly larger pots.
Pak choi didn't have any luck with this last year, I think I was a bit late planting.
Garlic has now come up.
Potatoes peeping though earthed these up quickly because of the frosts.
And this is a tray of compost that my wormery worms made for me, I'm hoping my chillies & peppers will do well in this.
In the past couple of weeks everything has gone haywire because it has been so hot I'll update soon.


  1. Wow, this looks amazing! You seem to have loads going on - best of luck with it!

  2. Gosh you have loads of stuff to plant out. Very envious...