Saturday, 20 September 2008

Outdoor Cues

The cucumbers are again doing well although with what we had of summer pretty much at an end, I don't know how many of the small fruits are going to ripen up. They were worth the wait last year and there are more of them this year. Having prickly leaves they also manage to escape the rasping mouths of the slugs and snails even though they're going horizontal - much easier to let them hug the ground with all the wind we've had this year.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Slowly Ripening

Finally - with the wind blowing them free from their stakes at regular intervals and the rain meaning that I don't have to water very often, the tomatoes are finally starting to ripen!

All at once of course and the plants are looking pretty pathetic but at least something has grown this year.

The lettuce (those that weren't eaten by the slugs) have started to bolt, except the one that I planted up in the salad trough. That one also seems to have escaped the notice of the slugs and snails.