Monday, May 30, 2011

Gardens like sunshine

Last year our vegetable garden was a nightmare - too much rain and no sun. Now we haven't had a drop in weeks but we can use our pond to water our garden. Everything is growing very well! Lettuce and spinach are on our plate several days/week. Soon we can add mangetout and broadbeans. Potatoes are also doing great. One of our guests said he hadn't seen such beautiful potato plants as ours this year - and he used to work in the agricultural sector. Since we had some very cold nights I did cover the plants with a thick layer of hay, luckily they survived. I make fun of my Slovak neighbours waiting till May before planting them, If mine would have died from night frost they wuld have had a nice laugh!

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