When I predict rain at the end of March, I didn’t expect that it will last a month and 20 odd days into May. As it did, the vegetables are slow in growth. Then we had the one whole week of heat and sunshine. The first casualties are the Asian radishes and cabbages. They bolted immediately and I had to pull them all out this morning. All the sowing and watering wasted!
Broad beans and potatoes are doing quite well, the peas are suffering for the slugs keep munching them off. Cucumbers are becoming a bit taller though the fruits remain small. Tomatoes also put on steady growth but a long way from harvesting. I am worried about these tomatoes for I am running out of pots to re-pot them on. My second batch of broad beans have become snacks of some unknown wild beast that comes during the night. It tore the loo rolls where the broad beans had been growing and made terrible a mess of the garden. I don’t know whether it’s the works of squirrel or the fox. I then put the rest of broad beans into the spare ground and again some of them were dug out by this beast.
Fruits trees are doing better. Blueberries are cropping well. I didn’t have much luck with them last year or the year before. These two blueberry plants are now laden with flowers and fruits. I hope they will ripen into the best blueberries worthy of their place in my garden.
Apple tree has lots of fruits set. Cherry doesn’t seem to be as many as last year but the fig are showing lots of fattening green fruits. Even the throne-less blackberry after refusing to flower or crop since I had them for many years finally responded to my ultimatum of cutting it down if it doesn’t crop this year. It put up lots of grow and are full of flowering buds and hopefully many juicy blackberries.
Watch this spaceJ
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