Progress, potting on and planting out

The Broad Beans sown in modules outside

have made an appearance, sturdy stout little plants are emerging.

Broad Beans

And the tomatoes that made their first appearance in the world a couple of weeks ago –

and then went on holiday to my neighbours while I was away, they have obviously been well looked after, sitting on a warm and sunny windowsill.

Leggy looking tomatoes!

They desperately needed potting on having got rather too big for themselves, or rather too big for their initial pots!

That’s better!

Aaahh, that’s better, tucked up and in bigger pots. They are now off to another friends for a sojourn until I return – they’ll certainly be well travelled tomatoes!


  • Don’t even think about what can go wrong between now and then! Just run your hand over those tomato seedlings, and breathe in the smell of summer-in-waiting!

  • I have tiny green heads smiling up at me from my tomato seedlings! Mine aren’t ready for transplant yet, but if I don’t get the squash and pumpkins in the ground this weekend I’m going to be sorry, I think! They are already beginning to slightly trail! I just love the anticipation. I’ve never grown broad beans…I’m not sure I have enough room, but I’m intrigued! šŸ™‚ Inspiring, once again!! Debra

    • Oh you are way ahead of me with teh squash, it’s too cold for them here yet, and I know exactly what you mean about anticipation!! My broad beans haven’t been very good the last couple of years, I’m crossing everything in the hope that I get a good crop, they are a favourite in our house!

  • And… wait for it.. finally have.. snow! šŸ˜¦ After a snowless winter, we now have a snowy spring.. and no rain.. and definitely no pretty little green sprouts popping up in our gardens! You have quite the garden happening there! Lucky you!!

    • Nooooooo, snow!! Mind you having said that I remember snow in April here in the UK, we were staying in Oxfordshre and were visiting Blenhim Palace and woke up to several inches of snow, it looked magical. Luckily snow in Spring never really lasts more than a day or so. But there’s still plenty in the Alps, and I want it to stay there!

  • Wow! Those tomatoes look great. As I just told Karen, I have one freak tomato plant that has been bearing since last June. Currently it has two tomatoes and several blossoms. I haven’t picked the tomatoes for months — I just let them fall into the soil to see if they will make new tomato plants for me (the lazy person’s gardening method).

    • I remember you telling me about the “famous” tomato plant growing throughout winter. I think the lazy version of seed saving is a brilliant idea!

  • You have a green thumb. My thumb must be black have a horrible time getting things to grow here in HK, must be all that acid rain ad typhoons off the deck. I might have to try some veggie plants indoors for the time being.

    • I can imagine how hard it would be to adjust to growing in such a different climate, HK is so humid! What about some herbs indoors, they are always lovely to have to hand. Claire

      • I think I will have to start something indoors as we have too many typhoons and the salt water is not good for the plants. This sounds like the year to do it. thanks for the inspiration. BAM

        • It’s a pleasure BAM šŸ™‚ I hope you have some success, as you say storms (or rather typhoons) and salt water aren’t a great combination for tender plants!

    • I’m behind with a lot of other seed sowings, like lettuce and radish, and carrots. And somehow I nee dto get home and start sowing the beans and squash!! I think my veggie garden is going to be much later this year!

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