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The best flower display I have seen all year – a wonderful display of colour swaying at chest height in the breeze. Poppies seed profusely, so I am pleased this display is at the other end of the allotment from my plot.
Cucumbers are easy to grow and provide plenty of fruit in the right conditions. They need to be fully protected from risk of frost, and enjoy warm growing conditions provided by polytunnels, a conservatory, or plastic greenhouses.
The wonderful thing about strawberries, apart from their taste, is that they are hardy plants that fruit early in the year. The hardest part, on my plot, is keeping the weeds under control.
I really enjoy having flowers at home, but enjoy much less the task of watering them. A drip irrigation system makes a big difference!
Having had my courgettes eaten by slugs, I am changing tactic for my summer squash. The large tray has been filled with water to create a moat that only a swimming slug will be able to cross.
It looks like it will be a very early year for strawberries. Our plants are now in full flower, and with the recent rain to complement the warm weather, hopefully it will be a bumper harvest!
Slugs have taken a liking to the freshly planted globe artichoke outside our polytunnel. Freshly planted after the previous plant mysteriously disappeared over the winter. The mystery is solved!
Apart from enjoying potatoes for themselves, they are an excellent crop to use to break up the soil and cover otherwise spare space. Pink fir apple potatoes are ideal for salads and for thin chips.
By installing a drip irrigation system at home for flower beds and borders, it enables more time to spent on the plot! That’s why we bought a Darlac electronic water timer.