My efforts to grow carrots have always been a bit half-hearted so it’s not surprising that I’ve never done well with them. This year I remembered to sow some in late June to avoid carrot fly and I’m pleased that so far they’re doing really well. These are two short rows of Chantenay Red Cored, which hopefully I’ll be able to start pulling late September into October.
I usually grow two cucumbers, which I start off in pots at home before planting out. This year I gave one of the cucumbers Crystal Lemon to a plot neighbour and have been keeping my fingers crossed that the voracious slugs and snails didn’t eat the other one. Thankfully they haven’t and it’s possibly the biggest cucumber plant I’ve grown as it now covers several square feet of ground. Under the leaves are lots of flowers and a closer look shows that the round, lemon coloured fruit, are beginning to form.
Take care, and have a good weekend!