POT’S GROWING ON? 25/08/23
Hi - quite similar conditions here in my garden near Loch Fyne, although blight arrived to the potatoes only last week. Still a great crop. Extreme and unusually high gusts of wind has played havoc with bean structures so we had to rebuild with guy lines. The brambles are everywhere, plump and sweet.
Hoping for warmth now to ripen the sweet corn….
You’re right about the blackberries! We’ve noticed an abundance here, and a brand new (and convenient patch) by the river at the bottom of the garden has emerged. The fruits are so plump and sweet, almost like blackberry liqueurs! I think this might be one major positive from all the rain we’ve endured!
It has been a challenging year for growing veg for sure! My outdoor tomatoes have done better than the others - I use a plastic shelter to protect them from the worst of the rain. Some of my greenhouse tomatoes got absolutely fried by that June heat....
I love your wild and woolly garden, Jack! I planted teasels that have rocketed away this year and every bristly bloom is now orbited by a cloud of bee satellites. Here in Orkney we've actually had an unusually warm and gentle summer so they haven't been blown over by gales (yet!). An our polytunnel tomato crop is stupendous this year, at 59 degrees north.