Like most veggie growers I started in march (okay I usually start in February but it was cold and I wasn't well) Anyway my first seeds of the year seemed to be doing well, we had that nice spell of weather and I soon had seedlings.
Then as we all know the weather turned, we had overnight frosts and all sorts, although everything was in the greenhouse (unheated) not everything survived the change in weather.
So far I have re-planted my runner beans again, too many of them died and the 2nd planting did no good at all so Im on my third try now. My green French beans are okay and now out in the veg plot (thanks for your help with that piglet) but the yellow and purple French beans are a different matter, I guess for every 10 I plant, only 1 or if I'm lucky 2 seem to propagate.
Once more I have planted a load in pots today, and Im keeping my fingers crossed.
My tomatoes thankfully seem to be doing OK, and I have a few different varieties of cherry tomatoes coming through, tiger tom's, orange bud (really sweet and tasty) as well as some I don't know the name of as I bought them originally as eating tomatoes and liked them a lot, so I deseeded one tomato, dried off all the seeds and started growing from those seeds
oh yes I've also got some Ildi yellow cherry tomatoes all at the seedling stage and ready for re potting.
What else, oh yes I have 3 sweetcorn plants growing and in need of re potting and a lot of mange tout and sugar snap already in the veg plot and climbing up the netting nicely around 15 - 18 inches tall. no joy with ordinary peas though which is a shame as they are Piglets favourite.
I have planted some Borlotti beans and broad beans but they don't appear to be doing anything and today I have thrown a handful of radish seeds and carrot seeds in the soil so with a little luck they should start showing in a week or so.
Luckily I have a greenhouse and the veg plot is raised bed so I can sit down whilst I'm doing my gardening otherwise it would be impossible for me to do anything but that was thought out before I started and all credit to Piglet she does a lot of the stuff I am not able to do, we have a cultivator and that does the heavy stuff for us so its all really light work that I pretend to do, anyway thats my efforts up to date, how about everyone else what have you done and with what success, please tell me so I can learn from you all and maybe get some more food from my little veg plot (about 5 metres x 2 metres in total split into 2 raised beds equal in size).
By the way if you haven't tried it, there is so much more flavour in home grown food and you know whats gone into it no nasty chemicals etc (though I do use pesticides if I have the need)