Veiw of the veggie patch from the attic



Hubby just cut the grass. I think it is looking really good.My lettuce and spinach is finally coming up, I was getting worried that the seeds got ate up by birds or just didn’t germinate. We have had rain off and on the last few days. The extra water and the sun seemed that was all they needed. I spotted leafy lettuce, romaine lettuce and spinach, I breathed a great big sigh of relief. I have broccoli heads popping up everywhere.

Posted on June 11, 2014, in Gardening. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Amazing! At home my lettuce didn’t do well at all – smothered by the strawberry plants perhaps, but I will try some more in a different spot.

  2. It is truly magnificent! A triumph, against all the odds!
    This year I have had birds pecking my baby beetroot seedlings and powdery mildew on courgettes, marrows and cucumber.
    Life in the garden is not always a bowl of cherries!
    Well done to you and your husband, the garden is a credit to you both.

    • Thanks Karen. I guess we had such good luck the first two years minimal problems the last two years. These brocolli moth lay eggs on our brocolli, cauliflower and cabbage. I have read that when we get pest that it means our soil is lacking something. We did not put bone meal and ash on the rock garden this year. We thought the manure would be enough. This year I will use compost, bone meal and ash.
      I don’t know if the soil lack nutritient causes weak plants that can’t ward off pest. I think the hot weather has produced an abundance of these insects whol lay eggs on these crops and their catipillars feast on these plants. I was picking clumps of catipillars off the leaves. Yuch!

      It is just plug on with it. I planted another row of brocolli on the other side of the rock garden. It is doing okay so far so good. sorry to hear about you courgettes, marrows and Cucumbers. I have had problems with rabbits this year. My dogs have been chasing them off. They love guarding the garden from the rabbits.You must have grown some yummy beetroots. By the way,what is Marrow? I have never heard of it.

      • I am growing Marrow plants, but many people just let their courgettes grow really big and then they become Marrows. They are so nice baked and filled with a mixture of tomato, mince and rice. I have a lovely recipe I could let you have.

      • I would love the recipe. I like stuffed eggplant and bell peppers. Courgette is a zucchini isn’t it?

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