What WOULD we talk about if we didn’t have weather….? Rainy weather, windy weather, hailstone weather….! You might ask me where is Sunny weather…..well I don’t know….I haven’t seen any yet..! Oh yea….I did see ONE on Tuesday !
April was such a dismal month I really didn’t want to come here and just blog about doom and gloom…..Oh dear….I have started now, sorry…LOL!
Well since the last post about my frozen tomato plants, things seemed to improve. The toms were snuggled into there fleeces every night and still are actually, I am still taking no chances! The extra heat and TLC seem to have worked. They came back to life slowly but surely. The main stems that got most damage did not revive, but the side shoots or suckers are shooting up. Actually, believe it or not, I was going to experiment with some toms and snip the main stem and let the suckers grow, like a bush variety. So out of some bad happenings comes good !!
The outside beds of brassica had come to a standstill too with little or no growth. Plants were whipped out with the strong gales,literally. So I was glad I had replacements waiting. The only thing that was growing were the weeds, so on Tuesday.our ONE sunny and warm day , I made a dive for the hoe and rake and perspired (I really sweated) and cleaned the beds, not forgetting to put the netting back also, didn’t want those pigeons undoing all my hard work
This pic is before the weeding!
I had more peas waiting to be sown outside and they were bursting their bottoms to get out of their pots, so I took those peas by the pots and patted them gently into the ground in the hope we get no more bad weather.
Other than that, I do see a surge in growth in the tunnel. Some normal, unharmed tomatoes are bursting out of their cloches, but I still put fleece on at nights.
And the Bag of Spuds is ready to take flight……
We have already tasted some of the fruits..or veggies….of our labour. Radishes……
and some juicy peas…
So even though the weather has not improved as much as we would like, I think the plants have a need to grow despite the setbacks, I look forward to the coming months of more planting and sowing. I am a passionate veggie grower, so I never give up or give in
One last sentiment which I found funny…….
Happy Gardening to All !