I haven't done a great deal over the last week as I just don't seem to be able to muster any enthusiasm for anything at the moment. I have such good intensions but they seem to wither by the hour. The windy weather hasn't helped. Every time I take Bertie out for a walk I come back looking and feeling like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards. Our weather system in the UK is certainly bazaar, I know its as a result of where we are geographically located on the earth surface but the fact we seem to be able to go from 30 to 15 degrees beats me. We've had a couple of showers since the weather broke and lots of rumbling thunder but the water butts remain empty.
The garden has been my saving grace and I have spent a few hours here and there repotting the tomatoes, tending the veggies and keeping everything watered. It was so windy yesterday I had to enlist the help of hubby to try and build a adhoc greenhouse to shield some of the other pepper and tomato plants. You may recall my original plastic greenhouse never arrived after waiting 8 weeks and the company gave me a refund. I did mange to get one from QD store the day they reopened but its no where near big enough.
I was really chuffed to pick my first lot of dwarf beans and courgette. The courgette was a little plump because I hadn't spotted it but it was promptly made into fritters that tasted delicious topped with cheddar cheese. Plus I found the first cucumber forming on one of the plants planted in the garden and not in the greenhouse. I'm hoping this is the start of good things to come.
Lettuce has been in abundance, I'm not picking the whole lettuce just the leaves from around the outside. The first lot of beetroot have really grown but I can't see the any beet forming yet. They are cylindrical so I don't want to disturb the earth to look. I've sown more lettuce, beetroot and carrots. I can't wait to be eating lots more from the garden.