I am very pleased with progress despite help from the kittens, the spring onions are up and growing well although I will have to sow a second spinach patch as the first has grown very patchy with early kitten scratching.
I have covered the carrot box, unfortunately I lost all the carrot seedlings due to enthusiastic digging so I have resown with lettuce and covered it with blue plastic netting. I think I will do the same with the spinach patch.
I have sweet potatoes in the ground and they didn`t grow terribly well during the summer but have now taken off and are flowering like mad. They have very pretty flowers like a small cream and pink morning glory.
I am not at all sure when they should be dug up but I have emailed a friend who grows them so should know soon.
|Patchy baby spinach|
|Broccoli, caulis and lettuce on the right and red cabbage and sweetheart babies on the left|
Some friends from Mourtero brought us some beautiful mandarin oranges, fabulous flavour but pippy so I squeezed them all and bought some gelatine and made a lovely jelly from them. Very refreshing and I hadn`t had jelly for ages, really enjoyed them. All the citrus fruits are starting now, soon be time for more marmalade.
Next time I will tell you about the other side of the garden.