Last year, there was one tomato plant. It was quite prolific – but I’m hoping for better this year, having found space dotted around the garden for seven plants in all. The last of them was planted out yesterday, having like the others been acclimatised to the outdoors by a short sojourn in the shed.
Last week, it was so hot that the purple sprouting broccoli seedlings in there almost died. I think I’ve saved them from perishing by watering just in time and can now see the tiniest of leaves beginning to grow on their still healthy-looking stems.
One plant that hasn’t been a cause for concern is the onion by the back door. It has flowered, thus confirming that the other onion I was wondering about recently was in fact of the walking kind. I must have dropped a seed head or a bird may have conveniently dropped it there for me!
I’m going to leave this flowering onion for now to see what happens next. Perhaps I’ll see if the seeds disperse naturally or I could collect them and sow them in due course. However, it may depend on whether the onion is needed for culinary purposes.