Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Monday was another wet and cloudy day. The morning wasn't too bad and it tempted me down to the plot to attempt to mow the grass paths which have grown at a phenomenal rate with all the rain.
I managed about half an hour before it began to rain. I’d spent most of my time emptying the grass box rather than mowing as the grass had grown so long. The rain soon started to become heavy and I decided to abandon any hope of finishing the job.
Before I left the plot I harvested a couple of lettuces, our first of the season. Little Gem Dazzle is on the left and a Little Gem on the right of the picture. I'm amazed that they appear undamaged from slugs, snails or torrential rain. I've become accustomed to lettuces just rotting away in damp conditions similar to these. Perhaps because they haven’t been accustomed to any luxurious dry warm weather they've actually survived all this rain. Whatever the reason I'm not complaining.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:17