Well, these few months have flown by!
No major updates from me this month. Because all I can say is that I’ve planted almost everything in the garden and everything seems to be going pretty well. Now all you have to do is wait to see how things grow!
If you would like to read my previous updates, you can find them here:
procession in my garden
April in my garden
Standing proudly in an arch of completely meaningless roses. My rose has about 4 leaves!
Heavy casualties occurred during the last weekend of May. I left a lot of stuff in the greenhouse over the weekend while I was away from home for 4 days. It was scorching hot so we closed all the doors and left everything to fry. I lost three pepper plants and a bunch of cucumbers.
Now that I think about it, I’m a little mad at myself because it was clearly meant to be. I still have more than enough cucumbers, but I might have to buy some more pepper plants at the garden center.
Filling my second raised bed with rubbish compost
Even when I soak this compost, it always looks dry and fluffy
I think I definitely had one setback this month. That is, I filled the second raised bed with waste compost. I didn’t fill both beds at the same time because it’s quite expensive, but I ended up completely running out of compost at the garden center!
Sam eventually got some compost from a builder’s trader, but it wasn’t very good. It’s very dry!
I packed the other bed with:
Garden soil 1/3
I wasn’t sure if this was right, but that bed is doing really well and the soil there looks good, so I think I’ll do this again if I build more beds in the future.
My other raised bed is doing very well and has nice rows of seedlings!
I’m so glad I took the time and effort to learn about Bokashi composting. Because I feel like it’s really paying off. Plus, I love that there is zero food waste!
I buried the bokashi containers in some random holes around the garden and I can already see that the soil there is getting richer. The color of the soil is also turning black and it looks great!
I don’t have any more room in the garden to dig, so I’m going to bury them in buckets while my flowerbeds and raised beds fill up with plants.
Runner beans growing on the remains of bokashibin
First of all, strawberries!
The sunflowers bloomed really well in this location last year, so I’d be happy if they bloomed the same way again!
A fast-growing radish.
My potatoes are doing well!
beans. Lots of peas!
My mini greenhouse is almost empty now.
I love picking lettuce from the garden for dinner!
This is the basis of my greenhouse. Greenhouses are coming next week!
Flowers have bloomed on my cucumber
Tomato seedlings! I have a lot.