The first tomato baby has shown itself!
Spotting this when I was watering them made me feel pretty proud, hopefully I’ll have some more come through. Mike has scared me by saying this is the point a thousand creatures will come out of the woodwork to eat my plants, so it’s taking all my self control not to sit out there wafting the little blighters away. We both have different views on garden warfare — I want an organic approach, where as Mike just wants pests to die quickly so the crop doesn’t suffer.
The tomatoes are tucked away in my greenhouse for now, so hopefully they’ll be safe for a little longer.
I love my little peas! I planted them late so I was worried they wouldn’t come to much. How wrong I was — look at the tendrils holding onto the bamboo stake!
Yes, those are plastic plant rings, but you’ll be pleased to know they’ve been passed onto me by my Nanna, who has used them for a few years beforehand. I’ll use them until they’re unusable and then recycle them!
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