Thanks for joining us as we link up with Tricky for Five on Friday.
Our vegetable planting had a late start this year with us being away at the Optimum Time. Tomato plants had to be bought from the nearby Nursery but the chillies carried over indoors for the Winter, have performed really well and the seeds planted later than usual, have caught up and are producing the required vegetables. Sadly, we won't have any potatoes this year but the ones grown at the farm are delicious enough. Let's have a look in the garden.
One - Tomatoes
Mr CK grows them in growbags and cuts off the suckers, which he has planted in pots, producing even more plants. You can never have enough tomatoes, they are so versatile, even the green ones. There are two varieties, a small red one and a larger brown one.
Two - Seeds
Along with the usual radish, Mr CK has tried fennel and swiss chard, all in pots, which have done brilliantly. Both are so pretty to look at and the fennel fern is quite tasty, a bit like dill with an aniseedy twist. I'm looking forward to seeing the seed pods.
Three - Chillies
The year-old chilli plants have done really well and this seems to be the way to go, rather than start from scratch each year.
Four - Beans and Peas
Again in pots, after a bit of a slow start, these are coming on well and will give us enough for a few dinners. We thoroughly enjoy eating these raw fresh from the plants, well, after a wash, they taste so much better. These are dwarf varieties, just right for the pots, it just shows you don't need an allotment or huge garden to have a go.
I couldn't resist finishing off with a few of the recent stars. The verbenas were purchased from Lidls very cheaply. Initially they seemed to take a long while to get established but now they are off and looking beautiful.
Wishing you all a very happy week wherever you are.