Thursday, 26 June 2014

So Much Growth in a Fortnight!

Is it really over 2 weeks since I posted last? Time flies when you are having fun and busy in the garden and outside the veggie garden there is family too ;)
Since last time there has been some great growth and warm weather and loads of watering to keep plants moist and happy.
I am also happy that my sweetcorn is doing so well now that I have to check them regularly for ripeness. Their tassles are browning nicely and this is what they look like now :)

 My favourite veggie/fruit are tomatoes and there are many little toms coming along nicely, but the hanging basket Trailing Pearl are ripening daily,some are tiny, but some are a good size too...

And all my "extra" tomatoes.....side shoots and spares...have found places around the tunnel and garden to put down their roots!

1 Mini Cucumbers and 10 Sweet Red Peppers are doing good and fruiting well...

One little robin, who we thing is elderly and needs company has been following us around the garden every day. He comes to the kitchen window when no food (porridge oats) are strewn around the garden for him or when we sit outside he comes and sits with us...

Our 2 girls had a day out at the weekend too....and now I know where the saying "headless chickens" came from....:)

Perfect end to a perfect weekend ...strawberries with crunchy ice cream....yummy ;)

This evening I cleared some old peas from the hothouse and dug in some smelly but gorgeous seaweed in readiness for autumn/winter brassicas.
I hope you enjoyed my tour around my veggie garden and Come Back Soon:
Catherine C.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Busy as a Bee !

Hy Folks,
It's been a busy 2 weeks with family visiting and weeding and watering. The weather here in Ireland was unexpectedly drier and warmer than usual, with the few downpours in between. 
Everything is growing at a good rate,as even since my last post we have eaten 2 heads of Broccoli..

and they are absolutely yummy. I have just sown another module of them today.

Peas and Dwarf French Beans have been producing for a while now too. I had 2 Cucumber plants, 1 died off but the other one is going to be plenty for us by the look of it. I never expected to have the amount already on it..and this one is almost tipping the soil, but many more are coming up the vine.Might nip this one off soon to give the others higher up a chance and will give it a feed of my home brewed nettle and comfrey liquid feed.

Tomatoes.....what can I say....they are my first love among all my veggies. Once an addict, always an addict.. there is NO cure....I sow and plant the amount I can cope with.....BUT....there is always the "few" side shoots that escape me nipping off until they have grown so big that I haven't got the heart to throw them away. So surpless to requirements are still potted up and I will find somewhere to put them even if it is in pots among other plants :)

Once upon a time long ago I do remember sowing and planting Sweetcorn, but obviously they must have come to nothing as I have no recollection of that first taste, and I do love corn on the cob. So earlier this year I said I would try again for old time's sake. Well...I am pleasantly surprised to show you what they have achieved this time round so...and I am well pleased...

I have left out a lot because I usually forget to bring my camera down the veggie garden with me. Whenever I do get an iPhone it would be much easier, but pigs might fly before that happens.
Thank You for stopping by to have a look and I would love some constructive comments or otherwise ;)
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Catherine C.