With the hot weather and scorching sun, the garden has been suffering over recent weeks. Since there seems to be no sign of rain anytime soon, my husband is having to water everything literally every evening.
Some plants seem to be thriving, others are just doing okay . . . but slowly and surely, we are beginning to enjoy the “fruits” of the veggie patch ^^
A small bowl of fresh garden strawberries has become a regular occurance for dessert – at least a couple of times a week and it looks like we may be enjoying some homegrown melons this year.
We’ve got two small melons so far and plenty more flowers so that is very exciting as we’ve never successfully grown melons before.
We’ve got 2 courgette plants which are doing well . . . this evening’s harvest was
Should probably have picked a couple of them earlier but I hadn’t noticed how big they’d grown!
By the compost heap, we have a “Patisson” plant which seems to like its spot
and in amongst all those massive leaves are
at least a dozen of these “sunburst” Patissons.
We have had one lovely ripe red pepper from our little pepper plant (forgot to take a photo) and there are loads more little buds arriving
And the tomato plants (planted directly in the grass, without preparing the soil beforehand) are all bearing fruit with more flowers on the way (although you can’t see very well from photo)
We also have lettuce, green beans, sweetcorn and chard coming along nicely
It’s only the raspberries and broccoli that have been a disappointment so far.
In the back garden, the kiwi are growing bigger and bigger
I’ve given up trying to count them . . . there are going to be a lot! And even the grapes are doing well
Elsewhere, fruit is growing (apples, pears, figs) but not yet ready . . . I guess I just have to learn to be patient.