More like where the flamin' hell has the June weather gone? As a result of the unseasonally cool and wet weather things in the veg garden here at Eco-Gites of Lenault are really not progressing at the speed I would both like and expect. Throughout this week I have been wondering what to write about for my regular How Does Your Garden Grow slot and was wondering if I might have to give it a miss this week. I have seeds not germinating, beans not growing and far too much sogginess underfoot.
Ever hopeful though, I set off with my camera and once I started looking a bit closer I could see things are happening - just a bit slower than normal for June.
For a start we are picking strawberries. And with all this rain they are BIG!
The bean poles are finally up and some beans have even managed to germinate. It's not too late for them but I fear we may be without parsnips this year which just will not germinate. Has anyone else had success with parsnips from a June sowing or should I just cut my losses and use the ground for something else?
We have the first of what I hope to be many courgettes and French beans. At the moment I am excited about these little fellas, but give me a few months of picking them and I will vow never, ever to plant another courgette or French bean seed again!
Oh and I haven't given you a mystery plant for a while so here's one to get you thinking. Any ideas? It was a very belated Christmas present from Simon.