Yes, it is almost June and we haven’t had a frost since…. weeks. But you never know with British weather. And this year has been decidedly odd, anyway.
So, the courgettes are eager to get out of their pots and join their bean sisters outside. I think they are hinting quite strongly by going into flower – so I am telling them to be patient for just a few more days.
Personifying plants may be just that. In other words, they don’t really speak, have conversations with each other, let alone human beings, but I have an increased respect for them since reading John Jeavons’ book on growing more vegetables in small spaces.
They are as remarkable and complex as any other organism – and definitely respond as any other organism to good treatment. This includes, apparently, touching their leaves as little as possible. I’m not sure why this is – I am trying to pot up or plant out in a different way now, though.
So, returning to the courgette question, I will be lifting them more carefully out of their pots when the time comes!