Sunday, May 27, 2007

Saturday 26th May 2007 - Weather: Bright and breezy

The old man offered to entertain the children for a couple of hours during the afternoon so I could get to the allotment and plant a large quantity of my tomatos. They have all been in pots toooo long and had gotten rather long and floppy, but I dug really big, deep holes and laid the stems down in the bottom of the holes before carefully backfilling. They will be fine (fingers crossed!)

I then picked a fabulous big bowl of strawberries, and there are masses coming. This rain that we are having over the Bank Holiday is going to swell them into killer giant strawberries! Just need the sun in a day or two to get on with the ripening.

Then, joy of joys, I picked our first courgette of the season. These are a self fertile variety begining with P....parthenon or something along those lines. It said on the packet that they were ideal for growing under glass or very early as they did not need buzzy things to pollinate them, so I sowed them at the start of the year and they are lovely big plants. They have been on the allotment for a couple of weeks, under glass cloche protection, but I uncovered them to the elements when I needed the cloche for my watermelons. I shall post a photo later as the camera is downstairs. I shall send the boss down to make a drink and he can bring it up with him. :)

Other than that, all is looking great. Everything is growing fast - I can now pick lettuce. My Purple Queen French Beans that I sowed last visit are already breaking through the ground, but still only 1 lonely parsnip! GGRR


lilymarlene said...

I'd be really interested to know the name of that Courgette.....the self fertile one.......please....!

Emma Jane said...

Hi Lily, Parthenon F1 from Thompson & Morgan. I have posted the picture now. And the great this is, I noticed at least 4 more babies following!