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Look what I found

So its been a fairly weird season for vegetable gardening this year. 

January and February were so dry that the ground is more dusty than normal. It seems as if all the regular crops have been smaller than they usually are.

The poor old blueberries look like raisins. We have done some watering but it’s nigh on impossible to make up for the absence of proper rain in the very early part of the year.

Added to that, the sudden very hot weather we’ve had over the last few weeks which has setback planting out of many of our seedlings. 

So what is the gardener to do? 

What I did was plant some more seedlings. I decided in the end that it was better late than never. And as I had seeds and seed trays I didn’t really have much to lose. A few years ago I would’ve thought that July was too late to attempt further planting. But nowadays I’m far happier to take a risk. Today at the garden I managed to plant four additional courgette plants, lots of climbing beans, and a few Bush beans.

Then I did some harvesting. 

   
Okay so there are only two cherries but it’s our new cherry tree. The green thing is a round courgette variety.

  
And plenty of peas and broad beans.

I had a chance to notice one or two other things. 

  

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3 comments on “Look what I found

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 14, 2015

    Awesome and stunning

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jpeggytaylor
    July 14, 2015

    I think with the changing nature of weather patterns these days we have to be bold and try new ideas with our sowings and growings. Well done to your new cherry tree 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Helen
    July 14, 2015

    Yes, it has been a strange year for weather patterns. So difficult to predict whether stuff will work but you might as well try it!

    Liked by 1 person

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