The wind has come and gone, come and gone and one thing is for sure: it’s not just the butternut squash which are suffering.
While the first tomato plant I put in the ground is starting to grow tomatoes, another has been battered about so much that it has lost its leading shoot. Oh well, I guess tomato plants have survived worse fates, so I’ll see if it still flowers before calling it quits.
This is not the only variety of plant to be suffering – the sesame plant I put in the ‘coldframe’ as an experiment is dead. On the other hand, the ones in the house are coming on very well. However, I doubt they will be able to stay there indefinitely, so I hope the weather calms down soon.
To finish on a truly positive note, the melon plants (inside) have started flowering, so I hope they will produce some fruit. Not having grown them before, I’m not sure what to expect. My daughter loves this fruit, though, and it would be very pleasing to give her something else she actually likes from the garden.
Apparently, the only things I grow that she does like are strawberries and tomatoes. Well, maybe cucumber as well!