The reason I am starting everything indoors is the blinking slugs or mice, whatever it is. Pretty much everything I’m sowing direct is not getting chance to take as strongly as I’d like so I’m going to suck it up and transplant anything that can handle it. The peas have done well on this round interestingly.
I am so very proud to say I managed to snag 3rd prize for my pumpkin in the local show at the weekend. It was a fantastic event and there are some very serious competitors out there. We entered a jam, chutney, apples and a painting, none of which registered, making my pumpkin rosette even more worth it! It’s now proudly hanging off one of the beams in my kitchen. The pumpkin is now waiting for October when it will be proudly carved ready for the Halloween party we’re putting on for the kids and neighbours. The other pumpkins are still on the plant in the veg plot.
I’ve been working away thinking about what I can plant now to harvest before the winter and also on my 2017 veg plot plan. I have a first draft here though it may well be changed. The crops are where they are due to what’s been planted this year and rotating. The Plot 1/2/3/4 refer to what can be grown with each other. I took the info from the gardenfocused website which I’m finding really useful.
This weekend I managed to sow spinach, corn salad, pak choi and my daughter kindly sowed radish. I’m recording what I’m sowing in my spreadsheet and book and will not what harvest we get etc for using the information next year.