Got them all out

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.

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 Got them all out

  1. I love the way seedlings pop up in unexpected places. There is a vine growing in my greenhouse and I am not sure if it is achocha or cucamelon because I can’t remember what the keaves of those look like but I know it is something I have grown before! I am leaving it there, have given it a cane to climb and will see what it produces. Either is welcome.

  2. I’m glad all your tomatoes are in the ground, Helen. We didn’t have much luck last year, but things are looking up here. Onions are pretty when they flower, aren’t they? I hope you and your daughter are doing well and managing during these difficult times.

    • Helen says:

      Thank you, Alys. Good to hear from you. At this time, when I haven’t seen any posts on my newsfeed, I do hope that all is well.

      We are fine. Not enamoured with working/schooling at home but even my daughter is starting to see some positives in the current situation.

      Anyway, good luck with your tomatoes. It’s turned cool here, so though there are flowers on the plants I don’t see them turning into fruit.

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