Ready or nearly ready

pattypan squashThe working poly tunnel is as usual, at this time of the year full of goodies being grown on for planting out.

There are pattypan squash, spaghetti squash, uchiki kuri squash (can never spell that, have to be told each time!) butternut squash, courgettes, marrows, Florence fennel, chicory, flat leaf parsley, radicchio, more pea shoots, summer savory, runner beans and two lots of borlotti beans. Jester pumpkins and Delistar cucumbers are in the propagator shed. There was also red basil which needed to be moved from propagator shed to the working poly tunnel. Many of the squashes could well be doing with being planted in the big outside world very soon but the hot and dry outside is not the place to be for some of them.

The cucumbers are causing some problems as those which are being bought in seem to be coming in with a virus. The second delivery is a case of fingers crossed that these are clear. It could be one of those seasons – though cucumbers are apt to find reasons to be unhappy at the best of times. Mind you the summer savoury in the working poly tunnel does not look too happy with itself either.

There were tomatoes and peppers looking healthy and which were due to be planted in the poly tunnels – a job which had to be done sooner rather than later.