In my garden things seem to be at either end of the spectrum. This bed seems to be going better than some others. The rhubarb has suddenly taken off, after many months of me thinking that it was gone to the gods, there’s a rogue tomato plant popping up, just on the right side of the photo and our 300 onions are looking like perfect little round balls of oniony good-ness. I planted about 8 pumpkin plants, but due to our escapee chicks and their mum, this is the sole survivor. Fingers crossed that this little one keeps it up! Similarly to the pumpkin, of the 12 sunflower seeds I planted, this is the only remaining seedling. I’m hoping to get out there and plant a few more when I get a chance. The cucumbers faired slightly better, with 3 of 7 cucumbers growing into what you can see there, but we got only 1 zucchini. Between the scratching chickens and the slimy snails, we’re struggling to keep any of our plants growing at the moment. Here’s the culprits. Those little buggers, and their mum (top left), get out of their pen and we’re not sure how. Just when we thought we’d found their escape route and patched it up, they’re out there digging up another section of our garden. Our three seem to be picking up some of their bad habits.
Being a little out of the way, and slightly established by the time we got the chicks, the corn is growing spectacularly. Tucked behind them is a couple of tomato plants, that I hope go from strength to strength. The potatoes keep growing at an alarming rate, and I’m determined to wait until they’ve flowered and the plants have died back before we harvest.
What’s happening in your garden this month? Do you have any natural snail repellent ideas? Head over to Strayed from the Table to see what’s happening in gardens all over the world.