Yet again, I have been away for the weekend and have come back to see some developments in the garden. For one thing, the mangetout pods have grown big enough to harvest, although there are only a few of them. Still, how am I going to resist the first of the new season’s crops?
On the other hand, I am bit concerned about the broad beans as some of the flowers look like they could be infected with something…. Looks like I am going to have to do a bit of research to see if there is a problem which I can nip in the bud – literally!
I am also surprised by the bolting onion. This is where the novice in me really starts to show. I am okay as long as things seem to be going okay but the moment the unexpected happens, I am flummoxed. Do I now need to dig up that onion before it becomes inedible or can I leave it for a while longer? Definitely, there’s some more research to do!
Happily, the lettuce is neither bolting nor turning a strange colour, so it looks good to go. The plan with the ones in the photo below is to thin them out and eat the lettuce that I pick very, very soon.
Another success is the strawberries. The fruit are not ripe but they definitely look like strawberries now. Better get them netting up before the birds decide to make a meal of them!
And it goes without saying that the ubiquitous Bank Holiday rain has yielded another 20 or so pints to keep for a not so rainy spell. So, all in all, things are coming along 🙂