It has been a lovely weekend. My lovely four-legged garden helper Leo has been close at hand.
Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth until your back is turned.
I suppose being a retriever means that you have to pick up everything and carry it somewhere else! Giving it a chew along the way goes without saying!
I've made some progress with my Buddy Morris Memorial Vegetable Patch
this weekend. Here is one of the Shetland Black potatoes
that I managed to get into the ground.
I managed to prick out and pot up some tomatoes. This Japanese Black Trifele
tomato donated by Dan
from his Urban Veg Garden
is looking good. The leaves I think, are those of a 'potato leaved' tomato, quite different to others.
These black cherry tomatoes
are so tasty, not just a novel thing to grow, but one of the best tasting tomatoes I have grown. Definitely a regular in the garden.
I received a kind donation of a rare Gloucester Black Kidney potato
at Nip it in the Bud
. Here starting off in a pot in the greenhouse until it is big enough to go outside.
Some wonderful Salford Black
runner beans from Celia
at Purple Podded Peas
. These are so beautiful to look at and to touch!
Some wonderful Black Croatian
climbing beans from Kath
at Veg Heaven
. I have just the spot for these growing up a trellis against my shed.
And another kind donation from Nic
of a courgette 'Black Beauty'
. Throughout the Summer and for years to come I will think of Buddy when I see these black veggies!