When I woke up this morning, the ground was still bone dry but within the hour the heavens had opened and the soil was replenished with water.
Having sorted out the phacelia last night, I was able immediately to crack on with planting out the tomato plants which were ready. (I’ve got plenty more in the house, which still need to grow a bit.) And this evening, it’s my third attempt at getting some courgettes to germinate – this time by direct sowing.
As for the herb garden, I’ve sown parsley, which is one of my favourite vegetables, next to the carrots. Hopefully, I won’t have to wait all summer for either, particularly as I’m hoping to move the bay tree from its pot before it’s too late for this year (designated new home where the carrots are).
Hopefully, it’s not too late to sow borage either. That’s gone in next to the sage. I’ve already got some growing elsewhere in the garden, though I fear most of it is smothered by the Christmas tree, still waiting to be put in a hugel bed.
After all that, I was glad to sit down with a glass of nettle cordial which I finished making today. A bit late but I don’t think it’s done the flavour any harm!
Last but not least, I’ve picked leaves from the perennial chard patch for freezing. I can’t believe how well that has been growing. And with such an abundance of chive flowers, I’ve pickled a second jar of those.