Thursday, 25 June 2009

Everything in bloom on the allotment...


Rocket's pretty four petalled flowers are characteristic of the brassica family. We've been enjoying the leaves in our salad, I'm hopeful that if they run to seed we'll have a fresh crop in a few weeks time.








The first sunflower came out last Friday and more have appeared since. These were self seeded, but seem very happy in the deep bed we built over them!
The tomatoes also started producing flowers last week and so I've begun to feed them weekly with a seaweed feed.
Nasturtium were also self seeded, hopefully they will distract some of the blackfly away from the beans (see previous post, below!) They seem very happy tucked in next to the thriving brassicas.

5 comments:

Jo said...

My tomatoes are finally flowering too now. I'm looking forward to lots of fruit forming.

catmint said...

everything looks so healthy and happy. Easy growing things all great to eat. This is my first visit to your blog, and won't be my last!

VP said...

Have you tried Nasturtiums in salads? Mine are so rampant on the plot, the blackfly don't get to them all. As they're a member of the watercress family (the Natsurtium that is!), they make a good pepery addition, flowers and all :)

ReapWhatYouGrow said...

Your rocket has flowered as well! I think the hot spell finally did it for ours, and I had been trying really hard to keep cutting it. It always makes me feel relieved to realise that everyone is in the same boat.

Scattered Gardener said...

Hi all, thanx for dropping in. Hope you've got lots of toms now Jo - some of mine are starting to loo like those rude ones they used to have on That's Life! Catmint, thank you for the compliment - love your blog. Yes, VP nasturtiums have been on my plate this week, mice an pappery but I think I need to pick younger leaves as the texture has been a little rough:)Reapy,so nice to connect with someone new from nearby. Keep in touch y'all!