Friday, 8 May 2015
Thursday wasn't a particularly brilliant day for early May but after a rather cloudy morning we had some pleasant sunny spells in the afternoon. It remained dry all day with temperatures around average for the time of year.
I suspect compared with most gardeners I’m rather late sowing my cucumbers, courgettes pumpkins, and squashes but I find sowing them around now means they should be ready to plant out when all risk of a frost has disappeared. We usually have a decent crop so I've no reason to change my timing.
If our courgettes and squashes crop as normal we may have a bit of a glut. After I’d selected our varieties for this year we had the offer of some free seeds to trial from Marshalls. Well we couldn't turn an offer like that down so we've ended up with some extra seeds. It will be interesting to see how they compare with our usual varieties.
I wonder if this one will live up to its name? We’ll have to wait until October to find out.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:41