Sunday, 27 June 2010

The hottest day of the year so far!

So the weather report said hottest day so far, and they were not wrong it was 110F in the Greenhouse today!

1st Picture shows the many flowers we grow, many self seeded, but all attract beneficial Bees*

*Sorry I keep mentioning Bees, but if everyone grew just a few flowers, even in a window box or on a balcony our Bee population would be more healthy, so please give a thought to the Bees :)

This information pack (download) has some good advise & a game to play too:

Earlier in the year we bought a Goji Berry, cultivated it at home and today planted it out in the fruit cage. According to information supplied it can grow up to 3mtrs tall, but as our cage is only 2mtrs, a bit of pruning will be needed as it grows.

If you are interested in growing Goji Berries there is more info via this useful link:

Our Strawberries 'Alice' are still producing well, in fact we are harvesting on average 1lb (450g) per day, but so far none made into Jam.

These 'Petit Pois' Peas are almost ready to harvest, loads of pods have formed over the last few days and will be so sweet when ready :)

Due to the hot temp, not much physical work was done today except weeding of this Brassica patch, which contains Curly Kale & Mini Cauliflowers. You can see Sweetcorn in the patch behind which is also growing well and will be pollinating soon (if it needs help we can assist). Cant wait to taste that super sweet corn :)

Thanks for reading/returning, look out for next update.


  1. Its all looking rather fabulous!! And well done you for even doing some work on the allotment. We didn't!!!!

  2. Wow, it all looks very amazing and obvious that you have put in a lot of very hard work to have it looking so good in such hot temperatures!

  3. Thanks everyone for your comments, I do love reading them, so keep it up :)