Last couple of days we have experienced high temperatures 34C & 39C so I was up early in the morning making sure all in the "Plot" was well watered and mulched including the salad greens, some of which I've made covers out of shade cloth to protect them from the harsh sun.
I have been inspired by both VP and her wonderful 52 week Salad Challenge and LIZ over at suburban tomato so much so that I'm well in front at this time of the year with assorted veggies well established and producing than I have ever been.
First up we continue to enjoy salad greens picked nearly every second day, red /green oak leaf , Cos, Rocket and Mizuna.
Plenty of herbs, Mint, Parsley, Dill and Basil some of which I keep handy on the window sill.
Easy to tear off a mint leaf and add to a cool refreshing drink or chopped and added to potato salad.
While checking the garden I came across my very first pepper ! and in December !!! I'm so excited !!
Also in the Plot Roma and Ru de marmande tomatoes Butter nut pumpkin
Beans, Red snake, dwarf((brown beauty),butter beans, borlotti,
Climbing (blue lake) Italian Romano.
Seedlings of lettuce , freckles and more red and green oak leaf.
Zucchini Romanesco (which preformed very well early this year)
Cabbage. (unknown variety) but growing very well.
Things were looking a little different a few weeks ago, some leaves on the tomatoes a bit yellow and plants altogether just not looking the best.....
I did a little reading and decided to water in some sulphate of potash and the difference is amazing.
Does anyone else find it useful?
If you have time over the Xmas break head over to VP and be inspired by others joining the 52 week salad challenge.
Happy Xmas to All. !!!