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It looks like I might finally be getting the hang of this gardening thing. I've been consciously trying to plant something every week and keeping a planting diary and it's paying off. Soon I will have a continuous carrot supply to go with the beans which are still producing slowly which is great! They taste soooo much better than the ones from the shops. I've just harvested another two pumpkins off the vine and it looks as if there are more on the way, provided they don't get trimmed any more by the lawn mower. The expanding variety of vegies is wonderful. I think the full water tank is certainly helping things as I get out there to water almost every day now.

The sunflower and nasturtium seeds from Seed Savers have come up and are growing nicely - they will add some lovely edible colour to the garden! I finally got round to planting the flat leaf parsley a few weeks ago and it's taken nicely - thanks Florence! A random honeydew melon vine has popped up in the garden too - very happy about that! It has its first fruit which is growing nicely.

My first sowing of peas is going well. I just put a second planting in and put up the chicken wire for them to grow on this morning. This means that I have been growing for just over a year now - I remember peas being my first successful winter crop. I couldn't believe how much flavour they had compared to the shop peas. I also can't believe how much I've learnt and how much more I'm growing now.

The tomatoes are still growing well up the back, they've stopped fruiting for the moment but have shot out lots of new "branches" and are flowering, so I'm sure they'll start back up again soon.

Well, that's all from me for now. Hopefully I'll have more success stories when this new planting comes up. Fingers crossed!

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Comment by Donna on May 30, 2009 at 13:59
Congratulations, I really need to follow your example. I do have some things coming up but always seem to forget about successive sowing until the last of something is eaten :)
Comment by Florence on May 17, 2009 at 19:17
No worries, hope you like parsley! We had a random rockmelon popped up in our front garden too ~ It gave us one single lovely rockmelon, which we ate a couple of days ago :)
Comment by Scarlett on May 17, 2009 at 10:33
fantastic :)

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