which is a time of year that I like, and on cue a robin appeared on Friday being the first one that I’ve seen in a while.
I sowed some beetroot, carrot and dwarf French bean seeds in early July of which only the first germinated and grew. The two short rows have done well and I lifted these these, larger than a golf ball, ones during the week. They’re the popular variety Boltardy.
I also planted out some first early potatoes Lady Christl which I’m not expecting to lift until October but checking through the plants on Friday I found these three just under the surface. The one at the bottom right is about the size of a large egg.
I sorted out the tomato plants and was surprised at how much fruit there was on the them. To give them a chance of ripening I’ve stripped out some of the branches and leaves to expose them to the sun. These are some good size Golden Sunrise.
The pink cosmos that I mentioned and showed a month ago is still flowering profusely. Yesterday I found that a branch had broken off so I cut the flowers for home.
There was some welcome rain yesterday evening, and the week ahead looks like being dry and sunny with temperatures reaching 25C/77F by mid-week.
Have a good week!