Sumer is icumen in…

And a hey-nonny-nonny *waves a sheep bladder*

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The sweetcorn is growing, slowly.

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That baby pumpkin is still there (yes, they’re my dirty fingers).

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If you look very carefully, you can just make out the first courgette of the year appearing. I’m not convinced that’s not going to rot off yet, mind you.

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I finished digging up the Swift spuds – on the left is what came out of about a row’s worth of plants. The spuds on the right are from *one* Kestrel plant. I’ll dig up the rest of those in the next week or so, I think, before the slugs move in. That looks like it’ll be a far more worthwhile crop, but I’ve no idea where I’m going to store them – I used to use my uncle’s discarded pigeon corn sacks, I don’t know where I’d get paper sacks from up here.

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That looks like a healthy crop of strawbs, but at least 1 in 3 is hollow underneath when you turn them over, having been snacked on by some mollusc or other.

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Little chillies…

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…and a spot of planting – at the back, the redbor that went in the other day, a row of red cabbage (a mix of firebird and red jewel, though I’m not sure which are which), and under the ‘netting’, a few overwintering cauli plants (Armado April).

We’ve not been up the garden a whole lot in the last week or so, with the car being off the road, but that does mean I have a fair bit of wool-flavoured blogging to do, too – that’s next up.

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~ by thingsandideas on July 25, 2008.

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