May 15, 2014
pottering, sowing and some growth...
I've turned into one of those pottering types… wandering up and down the garden with a watering can, checking for signs of growth and small, subtle changes.
About a month ago, we built our raised beds. After weeks of what appeared to be zero activity, things have started to happen and it's very exciting!
I'm not sure when the potato plants developed leaves and to be honest it caught me a little by surprise. A week ago there was nothing, and now they're quite bushy. You're meant to cover new growth with earth as soon as it appears, so I must get on that today. We also have the tiniest rows of cabbages and beetroot, and the slightest sign of carrots… they just look like little blades of grass at the moment.
In the cut flower bed, the anemone shoots have popped up. I sowed some additional flower seeds this week… cosmos (purity and psyche) and cornflowers. These will grow alongside the anemones, poppies and dahlias.
I also potted up some of our many tomato seedlings. I planted far too many… am I the only one who can't bear to leave seeds in a packet?? We'll have enough tomatoes to feed an army (assuming they grow, that is)!
Thanks to those of you who kindly offered advice on growing basil in response to last week's post… the general consensus was that I planted it out too early, so I'll try again in a couple of months!
Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.