My six Cedrico have strated to put on a spurt - not before time - and will hopefully keep spurting as the root system gets larger.. There are also a coule of caulies that are yet to be planted out - ned to get some space for them somewhere, but it ain't easy now.
Also in the greenhouse are my French Beans which are also getting a spurt on......
Outside, in the barrels we have the parsnips, foliage is about 12" high
the long carrots, whose foliage is a disappointing 7" high
and the long beet, one of which has bolted, so was removed. This only leaves me 4 but these are an experiment this year. If any make it to a showit will be a miracle!
Having said that, the one that had bolted had a tap root of exactly 15".......
Next are my spuds - all looking good and the foliage is supported as it is just about 2 ft high and was beginning to flop over the edges of the beds. These have had their first spray of Bayer's Dithane replacement as I received a text late last week from Blightwatch advising of a Smith Period for my postcode/
And the apple tree isn't in the middle of the bed, there are two beds, one either side of the apple tree.
Now we have my leeks - these have been outside for what seems like an age, throughout all the crap weather but they are still looking okay to my untrained eye. I loosened the collars at the weekend as the plants are starting to put on some girth now - the collars are 16" from soil level.
And here is one of my caulies - remeber I said I was running out of room - I have 4 in the ground, two more in old victorian chimney stacks (as pictured) and the rest will be going from 5 litre pots into 25 litre tubs shortly.
Finally we have the stump carrots - way behind where they were last year, the foliage is only about 12" high on the best of them.
So that's it for now - feel free to pass comment / judgement :)