Potager Garden: Rain, hail, snow … sunflowers and our first radish crop

May was a mixed month here in the Midlands of England. Β 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. Β There are cabbages, strawberries, pickling onions and herbs waiting to be collected today πŸ™‚

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    Hail and snow, oh my! That radish is a beauty. May your crops be bountiful this summer.

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    1. Thank you! I hope so … can’t wait to see how yours has been doing whilst I’ve been away on the coast.

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      1. Laurie Graves says:

        Everyday life in Maine!

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  2. Jim says:

    your garden is coming along nicely

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    1. Thanks Jim! It’s looking a little wild, as we’ve been away camping on the coast, but I’m taming it over the next few days! πŸ™‚

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  3. hairytoegardener says:

    Wow, you went through a lot, but it looks like the garden came through with flying colors. Great looking radish!

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    1. A bit of sunshine has done wonders! I’ll grab some pictures and post up soon πŸ™‚

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  4. teabeestrips says:

    I would like to be able to grow vegetables on my balcony but unfortunately I am very bad at it.

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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™‚

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  5. You are so right….in all this heat I am dreaming of hail…….πŸ€”

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    1. Dreaming of hail here too! … they promised storms on the weather forecast, but it’s still dry – at least it’s a little cooler πŸ™‚

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  6. Oh how beautiful that radish looks as it announces the arrival of new life πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you … the strawberries are out now, they’re not making it as far as the kitchen πŸ™‚

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      1. Strawberries in the garden. A rum sight!

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        1. Absolutely πŸ™‚ Summer is well and truly here

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  7. 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!

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    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™‚

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  8. Wishing you a wonderful harvest. 😊

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    1. Thank you – you too! x

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  9. restlessjo says:

    It’s all sounding good and those radishes look great! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    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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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    Your May sounds like ours – 9″ of rain and cool. June has finally brought summer with it at last.

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    1. It’s unusually sunny now … apparently the hottest June since the mid 1970s (!) Everything is growing incredibly fast πŸ™‚

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  11. Gosh we don’t have rain and hail in May in South Africa and it is winter time. I am glad to hear the warmer weather has arrived.

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    1. Summer is definitely here now! We’re counting the days until our next few weeks off work, so we can go hiking and travelling πŸ™‚

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  12. This is VERY cool. What a beautiful radish!

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    1. Thanks very much :o) It’s only since March this year when I started this website, that I’ve realised quite how photogenic vegetables can be!

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      1. Yes. The color is outstanding!

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