Summertime plotting

I’ve lifted the first beetroot Babybeat, which as you can see was no bigger than a golfball. It cooked quickly and tasted delicious.

Further to last Thursday’s post I’m pleased to see that nearly all the dwarf French beans Sprite that I sowed have germinated and started growing.

I was expecting this cosmos to be either white or yellow!  I guess that it’s a Sonata Mixed that got in with the Sonata White seeds.

There are a few cornflowers Polka Dot starting to flower, and it was good to see a Small Skipper butterfly on one this morning.

Have a good weekend!


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17 Responses to Summertime plotting

  1. menhir1 says:

    The serendipitous nature of planting for all to see! The beetroot is a perfect shape, I can imagine it would have been good to eat. Delighted to hear that your Sprites have germinated. xx

  2. Jade says:

    That beetroot is so cute. It must have felt really good to enjoy your own harvests no matter how little they are.
    Glad to know your French beans have finally germinated.
    Thanks and same to you!

  3. CJ says:

    Beetroot perfection, lucky you. I had a whole load of pink cosmos from a packet of supposedly white seeds a couple of years ago. Lovely to see the small skipper, there have been one or two around here lately as well. I hope you have a good weekend Flighty. CJ xx

  4. Your beetroots are bigger than mine! They taste so good young don’t they? The leaves quick cooked and then salted with lots of olive oil and lemon is the way the Greeks eat beetroot. They prize the leaves above the root!

  5. Liz says:

    Your summertime plotting is in full swing. A friend told me that the scarlet runners I’d sown in the center of the culinary herb bed my garden club tends have been eaten down to ground level. I suspect a bunny. Do you suppose they’ll revive or will we have lost them?

  6. Belinda Robinson says:

    Small but perfectly formed. Fresh beetroot – mmm, delish

  7. Carrie says:

    hurrah for harvests – that looks like a perfect little beet, a plucky French bean plant and oh what cheeky cosmos seed! Happy times on the plot x

  8. snowbird says:

    That is a good looking beetroot, quite far on given how early it is! Good to know the beans are up, hope you get some white cosmos too!xxx

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