1. Potatoes. Yes they are easy to grow, but they are satisfying to grow too. And they're tasty.
All of our potatoes (first and second earliers and main crop) have come up and soon we'll be feasting on new potatoes. I'll be sure to let you know when that is.
2. Parsnips. They have come up too! There we were, crawling in mud, admiring the little seedlings. I wonder if growing parsnips will provide this much entertainment every year. For us and the rest of the allotment holders who were wondering what were up to with our noses on the ground.
3. Artichokes. Already this big! Bearing in mind, 10 days ago I thought nothing would come of it. If our plants actually form any flower heads I will regard it as one of my greatest achievements. (In life, for the avoidance of any doubt).
+ 1 because I'm a chipper person: the peony! Nearly ready to bloom.
1. Borlotti beans. They went out on a sunny week and have been growing like mad, but now they are not liking the cold and the rain. And they look sad.
2. Butternut squashes. As above. We probably planted them out bit too early, but they were so eager to get out of their pots.
3. New strawberry plants. Most of the new strawberry plants are struggling in the new well dug over and fertilised raised bed. Any ideas why?
Mr and Mrs V x