Forest Garden

A Sad Day for Cucamelons

In an earlier blog, it was mentioned that Suzie had one particular bed of veg that the cats just loved to do their doos in leading to some interesting monster pea crops. The bed has struck again but this time it’s a tale of humongous if slightly strangely shaped beetroot. Hmmm. There is definitely something in this as the difference in crops between the two gardens is massive. One for more investigation we think.

Spring onions are off the menu this week as both gardens have produced pretty pathetic specimens. One to be left to the more experienced gardeners perhaps.

Sad news for those of you that have been following our cucamelon journey and longing for that first gin and cucamelon partnership. They were doing so well until they got hit by heavy rainfall. “Gutted!” said Jen. A definite learning curve for next time – possibly keep them in the greenhouse? We’re not sure so if you have any tips on how to grow these little lovelies we’d love to know.

Scores current on the doors in the Growoff competition:

SuzieJen
Peas10
Radishes1
Beetroot1
Courgettes1
Strawberries1
Pak Choi1
Cucamelons
Tomatoes
Chillies
Peppers
Cucumbers
42

See you all next week.

Jen and Suzie x

https://www.webbsdirect.co.uk/garland-propagator-thermometer/

Tomatoes

https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Tomato-Seed/#.YGxjjm5Fw2w

Cabbage

https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Cabbage-Seed/#.YGxiLm5Fw2w

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Pak Choi

https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Oriental-Seed/Pak-Choi-Colour-Crunch-F1-Seeds.html#.YGxi4W5Fw2w

Courgette

https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Courgette-Seed/#.YGxjNm5Fw2w

Squash

https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Squash-Seeds/#.YGxjXm5Fw2w

Cucumber

https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Indoor/#.YGxkLG5Fw2x

Cucamelons

https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Indoor/Cucamelon-Mexican-Gherkin-Seeds.html#.YGxlDW5Fw2w

Pepper & Chilli Seeds

https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Vegetable-Seeds/Pepper-Seed/#.YGxmBG5Fw2w


Grow Bag Tray Container – 1m