Every spare space in the kitchen seems to be taken up with growing seedings at the moment. I am so pleased with my little tomato plants, from tiny seeds to healthy plants in only a few weeks gives me such confidence in my growing gardening skills.
My inspiration to provide support was to use straws and they have worked really well. I have no idea what you are meant to use but the brightly coloured plastic straws look fun on the windowsills.
To add to my tomato, pepper, strawberry and herb plant collection I bought some runner bean plants at a local WI plant sale, they are starting to really take off. It has been so cold at night that I am not sure whether to plant them now or wait a while. Has anyone got any suggestions, I would be so sad if the cold killed them off!
It will take me a few days to hunt out the garden canes which have been used for dens and highly dangerous weapons (resulting in them being put in various confiscated places around the house) since last years crop finished. I need to clear the weeds from the vegetable area and then they can go in their earthy bed.
Hopefully soon I can show you a nicer photo of this area at the end of the garden.
The potatoes are chitted and were planted a few weeks ago, hopefully the rain has helped them grow, Ruby is maybe not helping them as much!
The poor raspberries next to the shed also need a bit of tending.
In amidst the weeds around my flowering raspberry bushes I spied a pretty little flower. How pretty did this solitary bluebell look against the backdrop of weeds and overgrown bushes. The first photo is a closer image but can you find it in this picture?
A reminder to always look for the beautiful in amidst the weeds; a metaphor for much of life!
Gardeners have you put your runner beans in yet, dare I risk it?
What else should I be growing or doing now?