Vegmonkey and the Mrs.

Vegetable growing in a very small space in Cheltenham

Vegmonkey and the Mrs. returns! August 18, 2007

Filed under: allotment,garden,vegetable — vegmonkey @ 7:22 pm

Dominica Republic

Albeit, a little browner (redder!) than a couple of weeks ago, after 2 weeks in the Dominican Republic on honeymoon. I must say we have both missed being out in the garden, but you can’t have it all!

In the garden, not as much has happened as we would have hoped. The sunflowers are the big story… 3 having reached 13ft and collapsing, without even flowering. A few lessons learnt from that, as even though the 5 or so that are left look good, they have leeched all the goodness out of the cucurbit bed, leaving us with only a couple of decent sized round courgettes and one standard one. That also means the pumpkin and squash plants have done pretty much nothing either!

The runner beans, carrots, spring onions, bulb onions, tomatoes and ‘krakatoa’ chillies have all grown great guns and are providing us with a plentiful harvest. Sadly, the slugs have been enjoying our holiday too, although not to hugely devastating effect.

All winter veg (parsnips, leeks, early purple sprouting broccoli) are still growing well, although the turnip and swede seeds i planted about a month ago are taking a while to develop. Darned English weather!

Lots of tidying up to do tomorrow…

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One Response to “Vegmonkey and the Mrs. returns!”

  1. Congratulations!

    I really hate being away from my garden and the allotment – I rush out to look at them and sort them out before I can even think about unpacking suitcases and the like! Priorities!

    Anyways have fun pottering about…


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