A week away from home and everything has gone mad!
All my potatoes have grown after I filled the pots at the end of May. I can’t squeeze anymore compost in – well maybe an inch or two.
My climbing beans have reached the extent of the string I tied to the arch. I’ll need to get the stepladder out to extend their supports.
The Swiss Chard leaves could be eaten now but I want to try the stems too and they’re not long enough. It may be that they won’t grow too long while they are in troughs. I might thin them out and transplant some into the raised beds.
I planted my tomatoes outside the week before I went away. I placed them in a shady part of the garden so they wouldn’t dry out. These two Yellow Delight plants have doubled in size – in a week. Now I’m here to water them, I can move them into a sunnier part of the patio – if we get any sun!
I planted three courgettes in pots – and four in the front border. This one is the largest and may need a larger pot fairly soon.
And it’s not just the vegetables that have had a growth spurt. ALL the iris in my front border are flowering and the peony buds are ready to open with the next hot day.
There are a whole host of thriving and prolific gardens, along with lots of excellent advice, from everyone who participates in The Propagator’s Six on Saturday ongoing weekly challenge – to share six things, in the garden, on Saturday. Take a look for yourself.