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.