You can't be sure that the risk of frost is over yet, but you have to make your own decisions. Space in the greenhouse or under cover is limited. This is a Swiss Chard
plant I sowed from seed one year ago. It overwintered in the garden and has really come to life. These can be perennial if you look after them. I had one in my last garden for a number of years, it just kept coming up. Actually I prefer Swiss Chard to spinach. The white ones tend to be bigger and healthier, but the other colours are beautiful too.
I am gradually hardening off my cucumber, courgette and squash plants. In a small courtyard garden where space is at a premium, my plan is to grow upwards! Climbing plants can make the most of a South facing brick wall. Climbing courgette Black Forest
is one of m all time favourites. Small Winter squash Uchiki Kuri
can climb up a wall or up a sturdy tripod. Cucumber Delizia
will climb up a wall too. I usually companion plant some climbing beans around them too. Climbing bean Blauhilde
is a 'good do-er' and provides great colour too.
I grew these Joe's Long cayenne chilli
from seed. Really prolific, producing lots of long chillis, usually around 9" long on a large plant which is about 4 foot tall. They do need an early start as they are slow growers. I planted these back in February and have them under a growlight indoors. Gradually hardening off outside on mild days, the movement of the gentle breeze outside develops stronger stems. Plants grown indoors on a windowsill will get spindly and soft if you don't keep them moving.
can grow almost anywhere,even against a North facing wall. So to make best use of my small space, I planted this against the house which is a West facing wall. Looks like it has set well and little cherries are beginning to appear. Brick walls can be dry so I am making sure it is well watered as the fruit grows.
So against my East facing shed wall I have my soft fruit. Rhubarb, raspberries and a Tayberry
can do without full sun all the time, so as long as I keep this bit well watered and fed it is doing well. Daisy is becoming interested in the bees which are pollinating the flowers. Watch out or you will get stung Daisy!