I’ve just picked nearly half a pound of strawberries, so it is not quite true that I am back to waiting for crops be ready. However…. the mangetout are on their last legs and I will get only one, perhaps two, more meals out of the broad beans. That said, when the beans are cut down, I will be able to dig up the potatoes which have been sprouting up underneath them. The same goes for the mangetout 🙂
Whilst outside a little while ago, I peeked through the holes in one of the cloches to look at the rainbow chard, in the hope of seeing some colourful stems. Nope! They are starting to look quite leafy but so far not spectacularly pretty. Maybe they need to be exposed to more sunlight?
Anyway, the indoor tomatoes are romping away, though again it is going to be a while before we can harvest any of the fruit. At least, that will be a lot sooner than the winter vegetables – one would hope. Regarding the latter, the cauliflower are getting bigger and stronger but I won’t be planting them out for a good few weeks and I hope that they won’t be killed off by a winter like the one we had two years ago. (It started snowing in November and went on till the New Year. In fact, I can’t remember experiencing a winter quite like it before!)
There are also some other vegetables growing in place of the dill which came to nothing. That said, I don’t yet know what these vegetables are – I had it in my mind that I’d planted spring onions but if that is what they are then there has been a major mutation.
Another thing I’ve noticed, and not just today, is that I never seem to get a full line of plants. Either there is a gap in the middle of the row or only one end actually grows. I wonder why this could be?
As usual, there are more questions than answers but all being well over the next few weeks there will be some answers to at least a few of the questions!