Tender and Hardy

While there has been some excess water (ie rain), I have taken advantage of something to dampen the soil inside the greenhouse to put a final plant in there.

pepper in the greenhouse

The pepper plants had been somewhat tardy in their development, but at last one was big and strong enough to move to its designated spot in the greenhouse. However, first I not only had to water the ground but remove the primroses which had been happily growing there. These can now be moved to the front garden, if they don’t die before I have time to replant them.

There was also the matter of a rather large tree root (probably from next door’s silver birch). Once I started taking up the garden path 18 months ago I noticed it and couldn’t quite work out how to deal with it. Now, the ground has miraculously softened, so digging it out was no problem. Well, cutting up the bit which was in the way of the pepper was no problem, anyway.

Turning to other matters, since the cauliflower seedlings have been coming on nicely, it seemed like a fitting moment to get them in the ground as well. Not in the greenhouse, I hasten to add. No, in with the red cabbage (which look more green than red, I have to say) and salad greens. 

Or rather, I planted one out. The rest need a different home. But not today, as I have a bit of shifting to do first.


first cauli for 2015

I am feeling so pleased about having the range of vegetables I do this year, though. Whether or not the greenhouse makes it to another year, at least it is giving opportunities which previously were beyond the scope of my garden.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Tender and Hardy

  1. You’re certainly having a busy garden year, and hopefully with all the variety you’ll get lots of many different things!

  2. Awesome update thank you for sharing Helen have a blessed day

  3. Wonderful. Isn’t it exciting getting stuff into the ground. Brassicas are a winter crop for us .. And mine are growing slowly 😃

    • Helen says:

      Brassicas are generally a winter crop for us, too, but we need to get them started early, though these cauliflowers are an all year round variety. I won’t be eating them till next spring, though 😊.

      Anyway, I agree that it is exciting getting them in the ground. I’ll be doing some more planting at the weekend, I hope!

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