It’s getting to that time in the season where I question how much longer to wait for the summer veggies.
Here are a few which won’t make it this year…
Watermelon – out of 3 plants in the strawbale garden (which were planted way too young way too late) this one has actually produced a golf ball sized fluffy little fruit.
Blue popcorn and Glass Gem Corn finally found their way to the light and have even pushed our a few baby cobs, I’m not expecting much from pollination at this point with 5 plants haphazardly growing at very different rates. So glad they actually did something as I believe some of the seed was getting quite old but I only wish I had something I could save seed from for next year.
Snake bean flower
After losing my first and second lot of snake bean babies to slugs this last one managed to grow up to the top of the trellis and has now graced us with not one but three fine long beans! We might just get enough sun to grow them big enough to harvest – I’d be tempted to keep all the seeds for next year if they’re mature enough.
These seeds were a gift from Stoney Creek Permaculture farm up in NSW where we camped last Autumn.
Our tomatoes are still ripening slowly and I think I’ll be pulling most of them out this week to give me room for the next crop – just need to find a safe place to hang them to let them finish ripening.
Lessons learned – planning ahead for how many seedlings I can pot up and still fit in the cold frame – and plant a few out earlier to hedge my bets regarding late cold snaps. Don’t hang around on the top step of the pool – at some point you have to just jump in!