When I see the state of my veg plot - I think I probably am. I cannot seem to keep on top of everything. If I were to show you pictures of my plot as it is right now - you would cover your eyes and run away screaming. For all you 'neatists' out there - those of you who expect nothing less than perfection - you would be horrified at the state it is in.
Would the harvest have been better 'sans' weeds - maybe, who can say. I won't be posting any pictures just yet though until I get it a bit more under control. I will show you my jumble of a container garden which is going great guns too.
|First broad beans of the season |
During this hot weather my time has been taken up with watering and harvesting with no time left for weeding. The plot went bananas whilst we were away on holiday, the sun and rain being perfect conditions for everything to run riot.
|Six cucumbers developed quickly - all at the|
same time and all the same size
Yet, even though the plot is semi-wild I am still getting good harvests. Last Sunday I picked five heads of broccoli - it never ceases to thrill me when I see something ready to pick that I hadn't spotted the day before - one day no broc, the next it is ready for picking.
|We had this with cheese sauce and roast gammon, freshly|
picked that morning - so tender and tasty
|surplus strawberries in sugar ready for making into conserve|
|runner beans in large pot|
|purple tee pee french beans
|Romesco cauliflower in raised bed edged with Echium|
|container courgette plant - courgettes just starting to form|