Doom and Gloom
If you have been wondering why I haven't posted for a long time at what should be the busiest and most enjoyable season of the growing cycle, it is because of sights like this poor cauliflower which have left me considerably downhearted ....
This cauliflower went from promising beauty into rotten mess in just eight days, I had a rotton cold and didn't visit the plot for a week and when I returned I was gutted.
Nothing appears to be growing - apart from weeds, if things are growing they are stunted - like these cucumbers which have been in the ground for seven weeks and have put on one paltry leaf - I have checked and they are supposed to be an outdoor variety !!
This a full length shot of the plot - even my beans cannot cope with this silly weather we have been enduring - and after I went to all that trouble creating a wig-wam for them to grow up - they haven't even manged to get two foot high.
I have decided to write this year off and begin planning now for next year, soil preparation and improvement, weed control and removal, and above all regular attendance should see me in good stead.
Oh well its all part of the fun we call lotty-ing and I did get some absolutely stunning strawberries !!!!