It’s been a few weeks since I posted a photo of my dining room window, and some of you have asked me how the plug plants on the windowsill are doing. I’m pleased to report that they’re all in the kitchen garden where they’re coming along quite nicely.
I’m actually quite chuffed how well they’re doing because the recent weather has been rather challenging. First, we’ve had gale force winds, then an arctic cold snap and now, plenty of sunshine – but no rain. We’ve had to water loads at the farm, not just in the kitchen garden but all the young trees which were planted recently as well. Just ask Rob who’s been diligently watering the willows.
With all the time and effort spent on keeping things going, it’s very satisfying to see the veg and fruit shrubs doing well. The blackcurrants have loads of fruit, and we’ve even spotted a fair amount on our tiny gooseberry and honeyberry bushes. In the vegetable beds, the kohlrabi is ready for harvesting and the first courgettes should be ready in a week or two. The mangetouts, onions, garlic and potatoes are looking healthy and increase in size. Even the wayward potatoes in the onion bed seem to be doing rather well so I’ve decided to let them be and see what happens.
Here are some photos: