Go on confess or grass (hee) up your nearest and dearest. What is in your garden and what have you eaten. What are you struggling against and what has shriveled into an unattractive pile that you can't bring yourself to deal with. Garbled: 3 Outside grow bags with courgettes, tomatoes and mini SweetCorn?. A trough of carrots and a plant pot of turnips. 1 WendyHouse? style GreenHouse? containing two pots of brocolli (seriously overcrowded argh), dwarf french beans, cucumber (some kind of female flower only variety), Little Gem Lettuces, spinach. Some Celosi.
Eaten - 10 courgettes, two more cut today, but think that they may be finishing on my plants. Guinea pigs have just eaten some thinned out spinach roots.
Working - One of my tomatoes looks like it may be going towards orange. But I am colour blind. The rest are between white and green.
What is going wrong - I have planted too many broccoli, and only now when they are quite big noticed that they should be quite widely spaced (something ridiculous like 12in and 18in between rows.) I also have too many spinach seedlings, but feel less guilty if a ToothyRodent can consume some.
My tomatoes have blackfly despite me squishing as many as I see and spraying them with some kinda bug zapping chemical.
I have no idea how anything else is doing. My dwarf beans are about 2-3 inches tall (planted week before last). I have seedlings in all my pots, but spinach seem most enthusiastic. I am watering daily (Thankfully no hosepipe ban my way), and my greenhouse is mostly shut.
Shriveled: Pansies in front hanging baskets which were left alone during a weak spring rainwise.
Vitenka killed a weed the other week. And watered the grass sometimes! And steadfastly refuses to believe that cowslip counts as a weed because it looks pretty. --Vitenka
We've eaten about 20 of our spring onions so far, with the rest (about 80) growing huge (much bigger than the 'real' onions) in the growbag.
The carrots are coming on much better than last year, but we haven't tried eating them yet.
The onions, as mentioned above, are pretty weedy-looking.
The cabbage has just started being eaten by something, so we'd better start eating it ourselves instead.
Purple sprouting broccoli is planted ready for next spring - we shall see how that goes!
The perpetual spinach (leaf beet) is going well, but droops at the first hint of dry weather, so needs constant monitoring. Fortunately, it's just outside the window which our computer is next to, so we check on it most days.
We have two courgette plants, courtesy of Nat's parents, but no sign of a courgette yet.
The alium bulbs planted in the front border to provide some summer colour didn't come to much. And the gladioli have thrips.
Alternatively, a gun-barrel size appropriate for firing daffodil bulbs.