It’s the first week in May and the allotment is starting to fill up nicely now; the broad beans are flowering, onions are growing happily, carrots have been sown and the potatoes are bursting out from underneath the soil. The radish tank is also producing beautifully and I even managed to harvest my first crop at the weekend, perfect timing for our first BBQ of the year.
I sowed the first row of radishes back on the 25th of March using seed I saved from last year which I’ve only just found out were Scarlet Globe seed. Since then I’ve been sowing another line of radishes in the tank every 3 weeks and it’s now full up with 3 different varieties of seedlings in different stages. The first row needed thinning out so I pulled up a few of the larger radishes to make way for the slightly smaller ones to grow to full size. This left me with a perfect little crop to eat with our salad at dinner time!
Another little harvest consisted of my Geums ‘Flames of Passion’ which have been producing these beautiful tiny blooms for a few weeks now. After tidying up and dead heading the plant I decided to pick a few to take home with me, the colours are just stunning! It’s adding a lovely dash of colour to a rather bare flower patch right now and I’ve made a note to be more thoughtful when choosing flowers to grow. It’s nice to have colour all year round instead of just Summer, not just for me but for the bees too.
I headed home with my extra tiny basket full of my Springtime harvests feeling a little pleased with myself, hopefully this will be the first of many crops that I take home this year and I can’t wait.