Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Tin Bath Challenge - Update



On the 6th May I planted out the tin bath (see THIS post for details) and I thought I had better post about how it's doing now, three weeks later.
 

 
Well it's looking really good, surprisingly the peas have germinated well.   Last year I had a virtually nil pea crop and I half expected that it was in fact the peas I planted that were too old or something wrong with them, but they obviously like this situation much better, in the open air but in the sunniest place we have and they have virtually all sent forth luscious little pea shoots, some of which will be on a salad later today. I always think thinnings are the best nutrient dense little tasty titbits so I tend to let things grow slightly too close together so we can eat the 'in-betweenys' in our salads.

 
There are teeny tiny Spring Onion seedlings coming through too now and the Lollo Rosso lettuces are just starting to get their next couple of leaves although they are so tiny you might not be able see them in the photo (click on it to enlarge it).

 
Of course the Radish seedlings that I popped into the front of the bath have romped away are almost all ready for eating, this one and a couple of his friends will join the pea shoots in the salad later.  So tea tonight is Baked Breaded Camembert (yellow stickered bargain sometime ago) that I found deep in the depths of the chest freezer and some homegrown salad, and if this lovely sunny weather continues we will once again be sitting outside and soaking up the sunshine while we eat.
 
Hope the sun is shining on you today, after all it is officially the first day of Summer.
 
Sue xx

12 comments:

  1. Wow, these look great. My peas are doing OK - they are in the colframe till they get a bit bigger, but all my radishes have been nibbled by slugs :o(

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  3. Oops last message made no sense!
    Good morning Sue, crickey they have all grown on so well since I came to yours! You must have a better type of sunshine in your part of Berkshire. So glad you found room for all your greenhouse babies:) I too will be eating lots of French cheese on my road trip to France next week with my Gorgeous Hubby. Hope to see you at my house for a cuppa when I get back. Lots of love Karan xx

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    1. Have a wonderful time Karan (and Gorgeous Hubby too) and yes, eat lots of lovely French cheese while you're there, oh and maybe the odd bottle or two of wine to wash it all down :-)

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  4. Hi Sue, it must be much more sunny in Berkshire than up here in north Notts! My peas are looking a bit sad but I am hoping this week-end of sun and rain will perk them up. I am putting all my toms out this week, it feels like time, they are still very small too and no signs of any flowers yet. On the other hand if I can keep the birds away it's going to be a bumper year for gooseberries and currants they are looking great.

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  5. Don't you just love finding hidden gems that you'd forgotten about in the freezer? I hope you enjoy your lovely meal!
    Best wishes.

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  6. Yup, it is hot and quite muggy already here. Love the radishes. Home grown radishes are so much better than store bought.

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  7. Is that a slug heading for the radish? Lots of slug culling going on here. Tin bath looks good, I have a salad box coming along.

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    1. No it's a bit of wood, but something has had a bit of a nibble, I guess a few slug pellets are the order of the day!!

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  8. That sounds like a delightful meal. A sunny weekend here too x

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  9. Great to see your tin bath produce coming along nicely. I really have no excuse to grow more veg especially when you show how easily it can be done. x

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  10. Sue, thanks for your very kind comment- I must confess to a little twinge of pride when I look at him! xx

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