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