It’s been just over a month since the last post. Back then we were basking in glorious pre-summer sun. Recently, it has been more of a norm with reasonable sun but still cool at times.

Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy

This has been a challenge to monitor as the garden gets going. The result of which has shown various areas with sparse seedlings.

Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy


It’s not a major crisis as the successful germinations will do for now. The last photo above is a new one for me. Its called Perilla (which I just google as I only knew it by the Korean name of 깻잎 (gaennip). Its an acquired taste, but since my wife is Korean I had to do a few plants. That also explains why I grow so many Chinese cabbages (she makes loads of amazing Kimchi).

I still haven’t put in the cucumbers or courgettes as yet. We are to have a new garden fence soon so I have to wait a few more weeks for them.

Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Making use of recycled plastic
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy

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Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy

Don’t forget the netting!

The rest are looking quite established and happy in their positions. That cannot be said for the corn which got a scorching one day and haven’t looked that well since. That also included the chillies and tomatoes. More on their story another day.
             

Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy
Kitchen Garden - May Update is Looking a Little Patchy

The kids, however, are eagerly watching the strawberries. This has to be the best part about the garden as they now understand and appreciate that veg take time to grow, in comparison to the instant supermarkets.
 
I keep doing this but it won’t take over a month till the next post.