Reaping and Sowing

Harvested (and ate!) our first courgette of the season this weekend; as you can see in the picture they’re not your usual courgette being round and yellow – but they are delicious!

At the same time, after starting to worry that I had empty land after the potato harvest, I’ve started putting in the second batch of crops – winter savoy, with some lettuce between them to take up the space until the cabbages get going.

We also went for a trip to our favourite garden centre and ended up buying a couple more packets of seeds – some carrots (Bangor) which will join the lettuce between the young savoys, and some spinach (Bordeaux) which has gone in underneath the sweetcorn. The reasoning with the spinach is that apparently it likes to be shaded, and there’s plenty of shade under the corn while having plenty of earth free – they really are like mini trees now!

So that means even more (!) money spent on seed this year, adding another £3.10 to the budget. On the other hand, the courgette came in at a little over 200g and the plant is totally covered with flowers and mini-courgettes so I think we’re going to do very well out of that.

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