Monday, 18 May 2015

The night are still a bit cool to plant out the tender things yet, the temperature is going down to 6C most nights.
So I'm still doing the daily dance, taking them in in the evening, putting them out in the morning. But now instead of taking them in to the house and putting them out into the greenhouse, I am taking them in to the greenhouse and putting them out into the blowaways or garden.

We put the bean frame up today ready for when the nights are warmer.
Waitng to go are  9 runner and 12 french beans, 3 cucumbers (only 2 really as the third one is looking poorly) a crown prince pumpkin,  lots of courgettes, celeriac and a pot of leeks.

The potatoes are showing through the earthing up, and the winter onions and the garlic are bulking up nicely.

  No sign of rust so far, the outer leaves of the garlic have gone brown but it doesn't look like rust. (not sure if that is good or bad),  8 of 10 asparagus plants are showing signs of life.  The strawberry plants have got lots of flower on, the currant bushes have lots of berries, but the new jostaberries didn't flower this year. Two apple trees have blossom.

I'm watering often because everything is quite dry even though we had a few days of rain and cold, it hasn't been enough.

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