June seems to to have brought lots of rain and gray skies! Some plants put outside in early June (pumpkins, butternut squash and courgettes) have suffered. Some cucurbits I've delayed planting or have put into pots positioned closer to the house for protection from the windy conditions.
Left: Aubergine / eggplant are slowing growing. Sown indoor from seed sown 8 April 2012. I plan to grow these in the conservatory throughout Summer (along with tomatoes).
|Above: Growing aubergine / eggplant I've discovered the plants are developing little prickly spikes!|
|My 2nd year growing tomatoes and I've grown two types:|
Tomato (Red Cherry). Sown indoor 8 April 2012.
Tomato 'Gardener's Delight'. Sown indoor 8 April 2012.
|My dilemma with beans - when are they ready to eat? I picked some and ate them, ready or not.|
Bean 'Dwarf Purple Queen'. Sown indoor 8 April 2012; planted outside early June.The other beans are either 'Cobra' or 'Scarlet Emperor' - I've lost track!
|Above: Courgette 'All Green Bush', Sown 8
April 2012 indoor; planted outside in early June. |
Canes have been placed around the plant to protect it from wind damage.
|Above: Squash 'Patty Pan'. Sown indoor 8 April 2012; planted outside into a container 17
Is that blossom rot developing on the first squash??
|Potatoes in grow bags seem to be doing well. These are either 'Maris Peer' or 'Pentland Javelin' - I forgot to look at the tag. As usual the potatoes planted in the ground are suffering from slugs and snails.|
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