Tuesday 7th June 2016 – Potting up Okra.

This morning I had a few errands to run, one of which was to go and water the plants in the greenhouse on my allotment. They were all very thirsty. The weather this morning was very humid. We were expecting some storms later, and possibly loads of rain. Still there were going to be very hit and miss. When I was down my allotment I got a wonderful surprise when I spotted 6 ripe strawberries waiting to be picked. They were my strawberries, I wasn’t stealing them from someone else’s plot. I don’t do that, I’m a good plot holder. I very carefully put them in my cap and bought them back home. We’ll have one and a half each for pudding tonight. They smell so sweet, I can’t wait to try them.

My precioussssss!!

My precioussssss!!

Then at about 1pm the wind disappeared and the thunder started. Faintly to start with, but definitely getting closer. Still no rain at this point, but the skies were grey and angry! Then after about an hour the thunder was more intense and the first of the flashes came. The rain also joined in (not wanting to be left out). So I went down the greenhouse in my garden and decided to pot up my Okra plants into 6 inch pots. I had 7 plants, but 3 were a bit weedy, so I discarded those. So potted up 4 strong healthy plants. Here is how I did it.

Now it’s a little after 4pm and the storm and stuff has now gone. The sun is trying to come out again. We didn’t have much rain, but I think we were very, very lucky.

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5 Responses to Tuesday 7th June 2016 – Potting up Okra.

  1. Lovely update thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  2. NebraskaDave says:

    claire, bright and sunny here. There’s a tiny 20% change of an isolated shower tonight but I don’t think it will rain. Spent two hours weeding in the garden this morning. It’s looks as though I might have some field mice digging in my plants. The robust eight inch high pumpkin plants were left alone but two of the smaller watermelon plants were dug up as if the critter was looking for a seed. I see paw tracks all over the garden and suspect it might be the neighborhood cats. I’m getting ready to set the live trap to see what I catch. I’m just praying it’s not a skunk

    The strawberries are starting to ripen here too. I have had two to sample so far. It looks like my fencing is keeping out what ever nibbled them down to the ground last year. These are plants that were given to me two years ago and were all but destroyed by deer, I think. Only five out of 30 survived the devisation but they are sending out runner like crazy this year so I’m hoping in a couple years to have a great strawberry bed.

    Have a great day potting up in the greenhouse.

  3. Allotmental says:

    Great little haul of strawbs. 🍓. Super storm here today, plot all watered 👍

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