This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Veg (rhubarb, chard, etc)
Rhubarb is ready for harvesting. Rhubarb crumble and ice cream goes down a treat!
Rhubarb tastes like a fruit, but is a veg?
Chard Bright Lights is on its second harvest after it died down over Winter & up again from early Spring, just like the pack said it would. The slugs seem to be nibbling on it.
(Mr Fothergill seed pack, £2.29, 150 seeds.)
The Redcurrant fruit is growing. I'm going to see about netting the plants to try and get more berries before the birds get to them.
Maris Peer potatoes are growing and have been earthed up. The native cherry tree is showering the area with white flower petals, 'spring snow' as Elly has called it on her blog.
International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day! I think the idea is to plant sunflower seeds in neglected public spaces. Anyone taking part in guerilla gardening?
Photo taken Sept 2010.
Variety: Sunflower Giant Single (Hardy Annual), Mr Fothergill's, 75 seeds, £1.25 per pack.