June Bloom

Mixed weather so far this June, but I’m delighted to report that we have some very welcome flowers starting to appear.

These ones mean that there are potatoes developing underground:

Potato flower

Potato flower

And this bodes well for a harvest of peppers:

Pepper and flower

Pepper and flower

And this is the first of the runner bean flowers:

Bean flower

Bean flower

And this means we might have limes in the winter:

Lime flower

Lime flower

Just waiting for squash and courgette flowers now. Currently, our main crops are lettuce and rhubarb.

What’s doing well in your garden right now?

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  1. What potato varieties do you have this year? I’m pawing the ground, waiting for Diggers Club to send me my Kipflers, Nicolas and Bintjes. Remind me later this year to see if there are any other heritage seeds you want to order for next year. And it seems unfair that our lovely winter weather means my capsicums are already showing flower buds….

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    • This year I’m growing Colleen first earliest (that’s what’s in the photo) and the blight-resistant variety Mira (maincrop). These were my favourites last year so I thought I would repeat. Currently we are having to buy potatoes (the horror!), but the local Pembrokeshire New potatoes are delicious.

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      • I think my Nicolas will be first, then the Kipflers and the Bintje is a late, heavy cropper. But we don’t eat very many potatoes, so I suspect I won’t have to buy too many…

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  2. Hmm, your veg are well ahead of mine. (Most of mine have been devoured by slugs this year, anyway. It’s not going well.)

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  3. It is always exciting to see the first flowers and the little fruits. Your plants are looking very healthy. My veggie patch is a winter one of course, but my broad beans are doing well and the peas have appeared. I swear that I can see the garlic growing before my eyes! I also have potatoes plants coming up from potatoes that were left behind last harvest.

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  4. I love to see the flowers, so full of promises. My potatoes over here in the Algarve struggled with the dry weather in the Spring, but I still got a little crop.

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  5. I’m laughing quietly to myself that over in Wales your veg are so much further along than mine in Portugal. If I didn’t laugh, I’d cry!

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  6. Our potatoes are starting to look like something from Day of the Triffids. And plants that have never properly bloomed are blooming, the main success being our rhododendrons either side of the house. For the last two years they’ve budded but never gotten much further, so for the first time in roughly 8 years they’re actually doing what they’re meant to πŸ™‚

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  7. Flowers, the pretty herald of tastiness. Not many flowers around here at the moment but then again, not much urge to head out and tend anything either so touche nature! πŸ˜‰

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