Rocket was sown in modules several weeks ago, and languished in pots awaiting space to plant them out, but now they are in the new polytunnel they are growing the large soft leaves we were waiting
for. I daresay they will go to seed soon, but we are enjoying them while we can.. very very spicy, too!
Spring Onions are from the second sowing that was planted outside. They took a while to settle
in and start to grow away, but now are large enough to start to harvest them a bunch at a time. It was a mix of seed, the remains of two packets - Lilia and White Lisbon, but only one in this bunch is a red one
And then here, last of all, are our Strawberries. We have eaten a few already, but although they were red, they were not fully ripe, so I left these ones a little longer until they were a deeper colour. The smell told me they are ripe alright.
As voles are keen on stealing the fruits before they are ripe, so they can eat the seeds I grow several troughs full of plants, to take under cover as soon as all the flowers are fertilised. It saves faffing about with paintbrushes to pollinate them, and ensure
we get the berries not the rodents. There are a succession of varieties too, so we'll get to eat them for quite a long time yet I hope
That's the last of our harvests for this week.
The ongoing mole issue has affected the growth of the onions
really badly, so we have bought two solar powered gadgets that emit a regular"buzz" via the undergound spike, which is supposed to annoy the animals so they move away from it. After four days, there do seem to be fewer tunnels under the onions and some have
appeared further away.... is it working? Time will tell, and i shall let you know