The early potatoes are flowering and I can’t wait until they are ready to harvest. Boiled new potatoes with butter and chives accompany many of our meals at this time of year.
The herbs are now well established after an initial skirmish with slugs and snails. The lavender is starting to flower and I am looking forward to drying some and teaching Aaron and Tabitha how to sew simple lavender bags, just as my mum taught me when I was little.
The horseradish has grown loads and the rhubarb is thriving.
The children have sowed another row of beetroot, radishes and spring onions in their gardening competition bed, along with some flowers. Aaron harvested a few of the radishes that he planted at the beginning of May.
Over on the other plot, it looks like we will get a good crop of strawberries.
The various types of peas and beans haven’t grown much yet.
Aaron and Tabitha were very fond of this little green caterpillar we found.
It was exciting to gather our first little harvest of the year.