Plot Time: 15.00 - 17.00
Weather: Overcast and warm in the morning with the cloud clearing throughout the day. Hot sunny evening.
The purple sprouting broccoli we planted out a few weeks back is looking very sturdy and growing well. The leeks have all started to thicken up a treat too.
Watered the greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and basil. Watered the outside courgettes, squashes, cucumbers and asters
Weeded the leeks
Dug some potatoes for dinner. Picked some salad leaves - lambs lettuce, rocket, land cress, little gem and spinach
Harvested the first of our tomatoes today. We found a few red minibels, alicantes and big reds. They didn’t make it further than the greenhouse. Eaten in a few seconds!
We have started to collect some seed from the flowers we have had growing in the flower beds at the plot. Today we collected some sweet william seed. We generally shake some on to the ground around the existing plant and then take some to store and sow in the spring. Sweet william is such a good value plant giving plenty of cut flowers in season and providing good ground cover the rest of the year.