Hot July day

It was about 85 degrees today, phew! Lots of weeds had grown while I was on holiday, cleared patches of ground whilst drinking pints and pints of squash. Pulled up all my broad beans and then took a while to admire my nitrogen nodules (aren't they exciting?).

Atlantic Giant pumpkins look OK, starting to ramble since I pinched out the leader. Largest one is the size of a lemon now. I think I will leave 2 pumpkins on each plant and pinch out the rest, see how big I can get them - remember boys, I am going for size this year instead of flavour....

Loganberries are ready, had my first ones this weekend - just naked with nothing on, straight from the plant. Those dastardly saw flies are munching their way through my gooseberry "Invicta" pesky critters. Redcurrants are ready to pick too... mmm Summer Pudding.