While we have moved to a much smaller home this week, the garden pots and tubs have moved to a much bigger one! Not that there's much spare room - Mum is a keen gardener too and prefers a wild, woodlandy look (in a good way!) - but we have squeezed them in for now and will tidy them up later. Our shady little concrete yard was never ideal for growing... well, very much at all, really... but my parents' garden is pretty big and gets sun for most of the day. And the plants certainly seem to have enjoyed the change...
The cucumbers, which seemed to have all been stuck at an inch long for ages, have multiplied many times in size (four or five times in length) since the weekend. I can't wait to pick these babies!
The chilli buds have bloomed. Although I'm concerned to see there are no signs of flowers whatsoever on one plant (out of two). At the same time, something has started eating little holes in the leaves. There are no bugs to be seen, at any time of day. What eats chilli plants?
And the bergamot, which was getting weak and spindly in the shade of the old garden, has flowered too. The bees love it! The bergamot on the allotment is far behind this one - I wonder why.
The rocket, mustard, mizuna and cress has not fared so well; what with the incredible heat over the weekend, little watering (to avoid making the pots too heavy to lift) and the move itself, they have all gone to flower. No more of them until the autumn, I think.
Two or three weeks ago, I planted six tomato plants in growbags on Mum's patio - so that I wouldn't have to try moving growbags without disturbing the plants. I hadn't seen them since then, but now I am pleased to find they have formed their first little green tomatoes. Woo!