After a brief weekend of sunshine, everything is back to rain and clouds today. Not that these Pot Leeks 'Cairngorm'
mind one little bit.
It is said that leeks can take any amount of food and water that you give them. I've not grown pot leeks before, I'm looking to find out what they can do. Already you can see that the shafts are much thicker than you would expect from a blanch leek.
I am planting my sweetcorn in small batches about a month at a time. These are some of the new breed of ultra sweet and tender sweetcorn
. I thought I'd try a variety Lapwing
this year. Apparently you can eat them raw and they are as sweet as apples. I wonder?
These beautiful little chilli plants are coming along nicely. Still in the greenhouse with some protection these Black Pearl Chilli
are doing well.
On the subject of Chilli plants, I managed to overwinter
one of my Bishop's Kiss chilli plants
from last year. Kept in a cool room with as much light as possible I managed to keep these alive. Chilli plants are apparently perennial if you can get them through the Winter. This will be a first for me if I manage some chillis this year!
I potted up some of my tomato plants inside the greenhouse. Varieties this year are Golden Jubilee, Sungella, Sungold, Chocolate Cherry and a beefsteak tomato variety that I found in Quebec, Canada a couple of years ago. A cold climate beefsteak tomato! I just called it Quebec.
Each year I try to grow an old or lesser known variety of beans. I obtained these Dog Beans
a few years ago from a fellow blogger. I grew them successfully and it is time to plant the remaining seeds and keep the variety going. A dwarf (bush) bean which is green in colour. If I have some spares at the end of the season I shall have another giveaway!
And even though I did not plant any Crimson Flowered Broad beans
this year, a couple of overwintered seeds left in the soil from last year have germinated among my Aquadulce Claudia.
What a stunning flower!