A couple of weeks ago I decided to leave one of my purple sprouting broccoli
plants to grow into flowers. Well just look at this beautiful show! The bees are loving it and flocking to the garden.
Elsewhere the blueberries
are also smothered in blossom, it looks to be a bumper harvest this year for soft fruit - right across the board!
This week I will plant out my sweet corn 'Conqueror'
the plants have been hardened off in the last week and are ready to stay outside. I will also plant a second planting of sweet corn seeds direct into the ground elsewhere. I am going to plant them in the same bed as my pumpkins.
These courgettes 'Black Forest'
have been outside for a couple of days now, protected for a week more with these plastic water bottle cloches. During the day it gets quite warm inside the cloches and they are growing fast. These climbing courgettes were amazing last year, incredibly productive and apparently resistant to mosaic virus too.
My other pumpkins have been hardening off outside too. The pumpkins rouge vif d'etamps
and the lovely Queensland Blue
pumpkins too. I just don't have enough space for all the pumpkins I would love to grow, they just ramble everywhere!
This little tomato plant Golden gem
really wanted to be a bush! Even at a few inches high it was sending out little side shoots. So if it really wants to be a bush - I will let it! planted out in a hanging basked, let's see how it enjoys life!