In the garden : late Jan 2009
Tue, Jan 27 2009 0:22
The weather forecast for the next few days is record highs, so I took the opportunity to take a few snaps now before the heat wave sets in. Some of the predictions are for a one in a hundred year heat wave .
Remember the strawflowers from a couple of months ago ?
Well two months later they look all sun bleached:
yet there are still new flowers coming on.
There’s this little weed that’s growing around the place too. Note sure what it is, but it puts on a nice touch of color:
Some of the climbers I planted around the veggie patch are in flower too:
In the veggie patch there’s lots of strawberries or was until I got there :)
there’s still an an abundance of snow peas, sugar snaps and beans.
The corn has shot up this last few week, and now has set fruit
The cherry tomatoes are giving me a few fruit each day. The main crop is still a ways off, although that might change with this heat wave. You can see all the strings are out for them to grow up on:
Lots of wild lettuce in the garden :
And this lettuce I let go to flower/seed again.
I don’t recall seeing these lavender coloured flowers like this on them before:
There’s broad beans ready for harvest, and some I’ll keep for seed, and more unplanned rows of broad beans where they have self seeded from the crop I turned in:
The pumpkins are growing wild at present, spreading all over the place.
I keep moving runners back to try to keep them mainly on the one bed.
These pumpkins were wild from the compost:
They have set fruit already:
The zucchini have hit their growth spurt phase too:
The first crop of potatoes is dying down to reveal more peas and wild lettuce:
There’s some good “spuds” coming from them.
And in the orchard there’s different plums that are ripe (and delicious :) )