I’ve done lots of posts about our roses so I bet you thought we’d lost all our veg.
Not quite, but first…………….
These are the three blooms of our Ancient Mariner, the oldest (centre) nearly over, the second (left) showing her full glory and the third (right) about to blossom forth.
All this on one bush at the same time.
Photos taken today, 24th June.
Our veg has not done so well I’m afraid.
Our leafy potato plants harvested three spuds, or should I say marbles, so we have left the healthiest to do its thing and see what happens.
when we tried our hand at growing some on the boat, we opted for the same strain.
We had two. Not to be defeated, once we had a proper veg plot, we tried again and things started to look promising when the seedlings started to sprout indoors.
They didn’t get any bigger than this, so we cheated and bought some established plants and put them outside.
These are what they look like now and every plant has flowers on it:
As for the ones we started, they are also planted outside where the failed potatoes were and are no bigger than when they were indoors. At least they haven’t died yet and we have a secret weapon in Tomato feed to apply now!
We started some more off indoors and they did absolutely nothing, so Hubby bought a new packet of a different strain and we threw them all in outside straight away. We’ve given them plenty of water and when tendrils started to appear, have gently given them a guiding hand (ie. a stick that leans against the main cane to start them off in the right direction).
It’s been a slow process, but this is how they looked this afternoon (June 24th):
The fruit bush directly behind has raspberries on it and that little cluster of green back right are our onions!
All is not lost, it’s just taking time.
We have gooseberries (this pic already posted in May), but not many more or much bigger
and our blueberry bush also has the beginnings of fruit. I’ll have a pie yet!
Our blackberries though have appeared to go AWOL. Oh well, can’t win ’em all.
Next year it will either be raised beds or individual pots as they’ll be easier to keep clear of weeds and top up with compost/decent soil to stand a fighting chance.