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The weather is never just right in the spring – too cold, too warm, too dry, too much rain, windy – and we have had all of these. With a little protection, the plants started early for later planting out have come along fine with a few exceptions.

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At the end of a very cold windy week and with rain and better weather predicted, we got out in force and planted beds of letuce, fennel, onions (always more onions), the last potatoes, most of the brassica and more. Here with some temporary wind protection.

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The market day at Fyristorg was the best so far. Nevertheless, there are always a few vegetables and flowers to take home again, especially the squashes that everybody seems to have too much of.

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Most of it we’ll eat this week, the pumpkins will be saved for later sales, the cucumbers pickled and the flowers will embellish the tables.

More picts from the vegetable garden.

Fennel

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After a good cleaning out, these winter cabbages look like they are going to be all right.

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Kale and other brassicas are also doing surprisingly well after the onslaught of pollen beetles (Meligethes aeneus).

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A big sunflower looms over the pumpkin patch.

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Sweet corn (my favorite garden delicacy) surrounds it.

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A hokkari pumpkin (I get the seeds from Japan).

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As well as those for the uchiki kuri.

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An acorn squash mingling with a hokkari.

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A couple of gourds.

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Then in the end, it all ends up on the compost pile of eternity.

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