I’ve been away from home for a week. We saw glorious weather in South Wales – until Friday, when it rained all morning. I hoped that it was raining back home too – at least on my vegetables!
I’m not sure what has been going on, but whatever it was, the vegetable garden appreciated it.
It was only a week ago that I scheduled my Monthly Round-up for May to appear. Compare the images on that post to these and you’ll have to agree that everything has just exploded into growth.
Just over a week ago, both of these were no more than a couple of shoots poking out of the compost.
These have gone mad – I’ll be spending several minutes removing side shoots – and drinking in that lovely fresh smell of the foliage.
I’ve already had two harvests from this. There’s plenty more to help me with that post-holiday diet starting on Monday.
These are the seeds I bought.
These are what have grown – the normal red ones, a yellow one (that looks like a pear) and a white one.
Weird! I wonder if some other variety has been packed into the wrong packet?
I have not one, not two, not three – but FOUR pods on my pea plants. At this rate I’ll be eating the shoots instead.
^ Last week – and they’ve had their second ‘tie’ to the canes.
I reckon they’ve grown another 15 inches or more – in seven days! My brother, who gave them to me – is not happy as his are only 18 inches in total; these are around 32 inches now (estimating each horizontal brick is 4 inches and adding a bit for the mortar and the top bricks – because I’m too lazy to go out and measure them).
Of course with so much positivity, there must be a downside – right?
Of course there is. These are the plants I left in the greenhouse . . .
. . . a sorry sight, fit only for the compost heap. And I still can’t remember what is on the tubes in the bottom right-hand corner. I’ve given them a drink but I don’t hold out much hope of resurrection.
Radishes are growing well too
In other news . . .
The lavender in my front garden is flowering; the iris are already going over but the peonies are about to burst into life any second.