Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A colourful selection

Lovely handful of colours - picked fresh for lunch in the spring sunshine.  The last few stems of the purple sprouting broccoli and mixed colours of the chard leaves.
Still a few handfuls to go before the chard bolts and supplementing my Live Below The Line 5 day Challenge this week.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sowing seeds for 2013

I don't often sow seeds - both because in my small garden I don't need that many plants and also because I haven't had much success in the past.

However after this year's Seedy Sunday - I have plenty of seed to play with.  So - I've planted up:

Runner beans - and old favourite, although I'm not sure what variety as they weren't labelled.

French beans - also unnamed.

Tomato - Gardeners Delight and Yellow Pear.  The tiniest of seeds but as I seem to grow tomato plants quite well in my compost, these should be OK.

Lemon Cucumber - they were lovely before when I've grown them.

Cucamelon - one of James Wong's selections - a mix between cucumber and melon, with a hint of lime.

Any seeds in the shed seem to have been got at by mice.  Most of them were pretty old, so a sort out was needed - bean and peas seem to have been popular.  At least sorting through them made me realise just what a variety of seeds I had - veg and flowers.

Will sow up a few more pots and see what comes up.
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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Freshly picked broccoli

The broccoli I planted last year has been growing steadily since the Autumn and survived the cold and snow (and cats), earlier this year.

Picked this fresh for lunch with a fishcake - simply steamed - tasted delicious and great to be picking fresh veg from the garden at this time of year.