Where did May go? Can hardly believe we are at the end of the month already. The weather is still very changeable, making it difficult to get growing, plant outside and the seeds sulk, leave in pots in the tunnel and they wither during the occasional hot day. However, these are typical gardening challenges and the pupils and plants rise to them.
So far the tomatoes and chillis are doing well inside, and we hope to have lots of plants to sell at the next Farmers Market on 12 July. We have 4 different types of tomatoes, so far they all look the same so they have all been labelled, lets hope the right labels have gone in each pot!
Most of the producers who came to our first Farmers market in March have agreed to return and we are hoping to attract some new local food businesses too. Watch this space for more details.
Outside the polytunnel there are carrots, beetroot and salads in the raised beds all growing, the beetroot and carrots took a while to germinate, but are getting going now. The onions and garlic planted last autumn are looking good, and hopefully this latest spell of rain will help the bulbs to swell.
Whatever the weather where you are when you read this – Happy Gardening!