Rain, hail, snow … sunflowers and our first radish crop

May was a mixed month here in the Midlands of England.  We had weeks of torrential rain, and a lot of gazing out of the window, wondering when we would be able to get out in the garden.

Then came the snow, and hail.

However, the sun was shining for our village plant sale, where we donated our surplus veggie plants, raised lots of money for our community library and returned with a lovely haul πŸ™‚

Then, finally, the sunshine arrived, and everything burst into life …

… and we celebrated our first radish crop in our new veggie plot.

We have been travelling in Norfolk for the first half of June (more on that soon) and I’m now busy getting the garden in order, as everything has gone a bit wild in the sudden heatwave.  There are cabbages, strawberries, pickling onions and herbs waiting to be collected today πŸ™‚

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    1. It’s a lot of trail and error … some things have turned out to be really easy for where I live … and other things need lots of help. If I have a dismal failure, I grow some cress on a piece of kitchen roll on the windowsill, because that never fails to work πŸ™‚

  1. More beautiful photos and congrats on your first radish crop! I made a wonderful Mexican style stew once loaded with radishes, I do not remember the name of recipe but it is amazing how many things you can do with radishes!

    1. It’s true … I was planning salads, but have just seen a recipe for roasting them too. I’ve ended up with so many, I’ll have to give all these new methods a try πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! Have been out inspecting our “Christmas dinner” today – the parsnips and brussels sprouts – such a long growing season, definitely not fast food πŸ˜€

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