05 June 2011

Five-days' growth

Being away for a few days at this time of year means that there's always a startling amount of change in the garden when I get back. The seed potatoes have grown into small plants:

And suddenly there's a glut of sugar-snap peas:

And as for the weeds... well, perhaps it is best to draw a polite veil over that particular area of exuberance.


Esther Montgomery said...

I'm going round the world feeling jealous because everyone seems to be able to grow peas except me. We're eating our small crop of strawberries. The rainbow chard has just started to grow - and the one pea plant which survives got to about three inches high, developed one pod - and stopped.

I've just bought your book on Kindle. I have a great long list of books stacked to read so I doubt if I will get to it for a while - but wanted to make sure to buy it while it's available and I am remembering.


Amanda said...

Esther, you're a lovely person - but you should have picked the book up last week, when Amazon made it free!

Hope you enjoy it, anyway, when you get around to it.

And if it's any consolation, I haven't usually had much luck with regular peas. The sugar snaps always do well. This year I've had a good crop of ordinary peas, too (for the first time ever!). The best method here is to sow them indoors and transplant them - otherwise I've found the seeds get eaten. But we don't have a pigeon problem here - which you probably do.

Esther Montgomery said...

Hope mentioning your book on today's post for Esther's Boring Garden Blog is ok.


If not, let me know and I'll change it.