A month on from planting our tomatoes into the polytunnel (Read previous blog) the news are not good. I suspect that it was just still too cold. We’ve had a couple of night frosts and despite the fleece, the tomato plants have not done well.
Today I dug them up and most did not seem to have to developed their roots.
Here is their sorry sight:
Luckily I had sown a double amount of tomatoes, so I could replace the ailing plants with new ones. I have also sown a few mini tomatoes, but I will probably keep them at home.
That looks better! I hope these plants will be OK.
In other news, we have done lots of sowing. The beans and courgette/squashes have emerged and are still at home. Also sown are lettuces (2nd batch), leeks, beetroot, fennel and kohlrabi.
Summer cabbages and potatoes are doing well.
Another success story this year is our asparagus. The plants are three years old now, and this year is the first proper harvest. We’ve had a few meals out of them already.
Apart from that, it has been very dry and our clay soil is rock hard. Although we have managed to dig the whole plot over, some part are very rough and the clumps of soil are nigh impossible to break down. We are eagerly waiting for rain. Some has been forecast for Monday, so here’s hoping.
Here are a few more sights from our plot. I hope your gardening is going well!