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GYO Update June 2019

We have started our GYO adventure again this year full of high hopes. So I thought it was about time for a catch up.

Firstly we had cat poo issues, the neighbours cat thought our lovely trough style planters were a perfect place. We have invested in a sonic cat deterrent and so far it is working. No more seedlings destroyed and much nicer to use. I will be keeping a close eye on this as I must admit it was really not nice.

As far as the planting is going we are doing kind of OK.

We have two courgette plants which are already looking like we may be soon having to give them away and eat courgettes in every meal.

I brought a tumbling tomato plant and we have flowers which is a good sign. 

We have three sweetcorn and planted them together hoping they will cross pollinate like last year.

The Beetroot, carrots and onions are doing really well and the second lot have been sewn are coming up. I talked about planting in succession to try and get more than a one off harvest.

The fennel looks great and is growing and the potatoes in the big pot have taken off as well.

We only have one pea plant which is not so good, but we do have flowers and one pea pod. None of my other plants germinated so will be looking to find out what I did wrong. I had the same issue with my runner beans which has been a disappointment. However I just put some seeds in the soil and we have some that are starting to grow which is really good to see.

The chard looks terrible and not like you wold really want to eat it.

We seem to be doing OK but nothing other than the courgettes seems to be doing that well. Could be the weather not helping all the rain with low temperatures and such little sunshine.

Musings Of A Tired Mummy


  1. Looks as if you have Leaf Miners in your Chard and Beetroot. Me too! It looks unsightly, but the plants will survive it and go on to produce new leaves.

  2. We had caterpillars on the willow tree, they have gone now and the leaves are growing back #stayclassymama@_karennis

  3. Good to know those sonic cat things work! Looks like it's all coming up nicely. #Stayclassymama

  4. We are sticking with our fruit bushes and trees this year and have sadly got rid of our vegetable patch due to cats using it as a toilet! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama


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