This week I’ve picked the first tomatoes – an Alicante, a few small Gardener’s Delight and a Golden Sunrise.
There won’t be anywhere near the quantity that I generally grow, but that just means I won’t be giving many, if any, away, as I end up usually doing. There are four more plants, two each Golden Sunrise and Outdoor Girl which I planted out later and may do better.
I also picked a couple of sweet corn Lark cobs which were so-so as they on the small side and the grains hadn’t formed all the way to the tip but they tasted okay all the same. At one stage I didn’t think that I’d get any so these, and more to come, are a welcome bonus.
I lost the first two cucumbers I planted out so sowed a couple of Marketmore direct. They both germinated and started out okay but then lost one. The remaining one is doing well and has lots of flowers mostly hidden under the leaves.
This sunflower is the tallest one I’ve grown this year, and is around 6 feet/1.8 metres. The flower isn’t very big but it is surrounded by a handful of buds which will more than make up for that.
Tomorrow, over the weekend and into next week the temperature looks like being well over 30 C/86 F which is way too warm for me so my plot visits will be early and brief.
Take care, and have a good weekend!