This is a garden update with questions … do you know what these two plants are? They’ve popped up out of nowhere in my garden plot and I don’t know if I should dig them up or let them grow?
The lettuces are going gangbusters, there are some small lemons forming on the lemon tree, and the strawberries are blooming. Some gladioli stalks have popped up and the perennial plants at the top of each row are looking okay. But everything else has suffered.
Frost and hail at the end of April killed three of four tomato plants and almost got the hydrangea (but buds are now forming). I planted carrot, parsnip and rocket seeds early May then it bucketed down with rain for days, so I think they’re going nowhere in a hurry too.
My cousin Sal’s excellent instruction to scatter flowers all over the place has left me asking the age-old question, “Is that plant supposed to be there?”, so before too long I’m sure I’ll have nurtured a wonderful weed garden for fear of ripping out the good stuff.
But I am very proud of those lettuces. Liliane joked soon I’ll only be eating lettuce and I chimed back with, “You too!”I’m looking forward to sharing the spoils.
Because I bought packets containing too many seeds for the allocated space, I can have a few goes in bed 1 if all that rain did damage what’s there already.
I’m off to Romania for work for a week from May 20, so I’m looking forward to eating lettuce on return!
Wishing you a wonderful day.