I got caught in the rain today. Naturally enough I had just finished watering the vegetables garden and was in my own little world doing some work in the front garden when it started to pour. Nothing wrong with getting wet but I don't care too much for that mad dash to the clothes line to bring in the clean washing. The dog thinks it's a great game and chases me, barking at my heels. I'm sure it would make a fine sight.
I have been keeping up with planting everyday. I don't have any of my own seedlings at the planting out stage right now so I took the next best option and bought a punnet of cabbages for today's planting. On the 2nd I plated a long row of cherry belle radish and on the 3rd I planted out three lavender plants to bulk out my wannabe hedge. The microgreens I planted on Monday are powering along. I brought them into the kitchen this morning and in the few hours that I was outside, I could see growth. I just hope Puss doesn't take a liking to them.
The red end of the spectrum is what it was all about this morning. I picked a handful of red strawberries and the few red dahlias I have a all starting to bloom now. I'm thinking I might see if anyone wants to swap tubers to try to increase my collection. Let me know if you do and we'll see how it goes.
Not red but close. The cosmos are behaving themselves remarkably well this season and are keeping almost completely to their allotted spaces. That probably means that next summer they will pop up here, there and everywhere.
Red radish are my favourite. I do have a soft spot for daikon but there is something about those little cherry belles that makes them just right.
As it is the type of afternoon that can't make up it's mind whether to rain or be sunny or something in between, I'm making an executive decision and working inside for the rest of the day. Not working exactly. Making red grapefruit sorbet, some zucchini fritters and some beeswax lotion bars. Dinner is an easy shepherds pie made with last night's leftover roast so I have plenty of time for :