I did a couple of hours’ work at the allotment today, clearing ground of weeds so that I could (re)do some planting. It was a bit messy due to the rain over the last couple of days and I was sad that nothing seemed to be germinating or growing as I would like.
Hurray! It is a pumpkin plant, so sowing directly into the ground has worked. No need for hardening off, either.
I’ve also got two on a windowsill at home… Great if they all flourish and produce fruit. Having made a successful pumpkin cake or two last autumn I look forward to doing the same later this year.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see what appears above the ground next!
© Helen Butt, May 2014