A week of hardcore sunshine ( for the uk anyway ) and the plants are loving it.
( Fragaria × ananassa)
it baffles me how these strawberry plants have survived.
they got dumped in this tub 3 years ago and neglected - i dont think i even watered them last year- and yet, here we are. cute little flowers. i`m not keen on the strawberries that come off the " mother plant " ( the texture is ok , but they taste bland.
i wait for the runners to shoot out and grow them on. the fruits that come off the new plants taste like a real strawberry should, you know - strawberry flavor.
spinach has trebled in size in less than a week., i`ll start eating it soon, pinching the leaves out.
meanwhile - grapevine leaves appear almost overnight and as this has turned into a grow diary, you`ll be able to see how fast these things grow.......
.......for example :
sunflowers find their way and go for it,, i`ll put them in the ground one they are sturdy enough ( and hairy-stalked enough ) to resist the slugs.
oh,, the broccoli went to flower. i suppose i`ll collect the seeds and germinate them later, for next year.
dandelion in flower.
this plant ( Taraxacum) is a diuretic and the original english name was " piss - a - bed."
fascinating huh ?