It couldn’t have been a worse day for getting jobs done in the garden. However, the pressure of time meant they had to get done regardless. Especially as I had a bolting cauliflower to make use of as well as runner beans which had been sitting in the fridge for a few days (otherwise they would have gone all stringy).
The ingredients for the piccalilli are now in a pan with salt to draw out the excess moisture. I’ve also planted out a second purple sprouting broccoli, this time under cover, as the rocket might be a bit too far away to protect it. Oh, and sown more lettuce, since the succession planting didn’t quite work (ie all the seedlings withered and died).
The sunflower hasn’t opened fully yet but I felt it needed recording as my first ever which has got this far. It also added some colour on this rather cheerless day.