After a disappointing previous visit, where I had to compost all the gone over salad leaves that hadn’t been picked, I visited the pub garden this week with some trepidation. As you can see, I needn’t have worried as, much to my delight, it was looking great. It was watered, weeded and the grass around the raised beds had been tidied up. Even better some courgettes had been picked and no doubt used to make something delicious for the customers.
The courgettes are from a packet of seeds front Pennard’s plants called mixed zucchini and the pumpkin is Big Max from the same source. Looking good so far, hoping for a whopper!
There are all different colours of potatoes ready to be dug up and the first few runner beans, again a mixed pack for a variety of flower colours, just appearing.
I also spied a cucumber, baby rainbow beet and am rather taken with the saltwort, very much like samphire. Looking ahead to autumn and winter, I planted out some blue leek seedlings and have high hopes for the butternut squash.