August can be a time on the plot when everything is just about finishing unless you plan ahead and make second and third sowings of seed. This is one of my Queensland Blue pumpkins
struggling with the unpredictable English Summer. I should have a few decent sized pumpkins this year.
I remembered to sow a couple of late Black Beauty courgettes
in July, so just as my early sowings are struggling to keep going, I have a lovely new plant just starting out!
Plenty of daylight and heat to keep this second sowing of sweet corn Lapwing
going when the first crop has finished.
I'm just looking to bulk up my store of seed from this little dwarf bean 'Negritos' .
Thought to be similar to a cuban black bean, these little beans have jet black seeds. First time I've grown them, they are looking good.
I've received my entry form from the RHS to apply to enter the RHS Heaviest Pumpkin Competition
at the Autumn show in London. I am just trying to think of how I am going to get it out of the plot and to the exhibition if I am chosen. Perhaps I will look out for one of those builders bags that deliver a yard of sand...
I am just in love with these little Black Pearl Chillis
. Seed given to me by a fellow blogger for my Buddy Morris memorial garden.
Someone else has been admiring the pumpkin too! Hard to stop him trampling all over the place!
But his favourite place is to follow me into the greenhouse for a couple of cherry tomatoes!