Wow, such a wonderful couple of days, to feel that warm sun on my skin………. not long now and back to Greece and hopefully a little more consistent sun !. Its gloomy again and raining right now !
Poor old veg it doesn’t know what is happening, one good thing is the BEES, they keep on doing what they do best, pollinating the veg flowers ! Runner Bean that are climbing the high red brick wall are alive with the buzzing bees going about their business. Bean are very abundant now, one of my fave veggies. Tomatoes are abundant too but with the weather, not many ripen. I grew a lot this year, 20 plants or more, but I am lucky if I get more than a handful a day, thought I would be having a real glut and could be bottling up their sunshine for the winter. Courgettes much the same, no glut and I have so many recipes to cope with it this year too.
Breakfasted on my toms, sauteed in a little oil and smoked paprika with scrambled eggs. Not my eggs , would love to have some hens, but not possible where I live sadly, perhaps one day when I am in Greece with my design and sculpture studio,garden and time just for myself !
My Sweetpeas I have picked a bunch fresh everyday since mid June, so delighted, so well worth the trouble growing from seed.
It has been such a chilly summer so far, yes couple of peaks, but last couple of weeks my poor veggies have been tossed and turned in a chilly wind, cold days and even colder nights. In fact the start of the growing season so a cold wind too and I thought I had lost many of my plants, however, they have all survived and beginning to offer some friutage ! Courgettes, Rainbow chard, Kale, sweetpeas, Tomatos, marigolds, nasturtiom, salad leaves, pea shoots. Runnerbeans and aubergines are on their way as are chillies and french and Borlotti
Its been a busy time all around, lots of reading, sewing , writing and working !! so, so busy at work……….
after bathing in the south facing bay window, then being put outside and blasted by cold winds these past weeks, my veggies are now beginning to be bathed in some sunshine and coming back to their former glory. It certainly hasn’t been a very good start to the growing season, totally unlike last year !