The freaky weather continues, with this long spell of really hot weather regularly 30 degrees with thunderstorms all around. Apparently its all to do with the Jet stream that has slipped down a bit giving the UK the horrible amount of rain they’ve been having, and it means we’re stuck with the hot air from the south. We’ve got off lightly with damage from hail and rain, but in the fruit growing regions of Austria the damage to fruit and grain crops has been enormous. Still the 36 degrees we clocked one day isn’t normal.
The garden likes it though and the heat and rain has our courgette plants growing like Triffids, and a glut of cucumbers in the greenhouse. We’ve just harvested the first peas – sugar snap which you eat the lot and are much sweeter than Mange tout. the first Courgettes are there and the Kohl rabi are ready. I’m just so enjoying having the time to do all this, no more Burg! In the greenhouse we have pea sized Tomatoes, nothing red, not so good. We also planted an Okaido pumpkin, a red one which is quite sweet but great in stews, this is trying to take the place over, three times the size of its brother outside. Of course the drip watering system Dave installed helps!
In the garden I tried sweet peas in a huge tub, with posts to grow y, but the cold spell held them back, I put in two packets, then another two when they didn’t germinate -result forest and no flowers yet!