It's not been the best of months with both potatoes and squash giving me cause for concern.
Since planting my spuds, the rain hasn't stopped and rain isn't always a good thing. Especially if you grow on heavy clay.
I experienced similar weather conditions several years ago and I lost the whole potato crop. The ground became completely waterlogged and the tubers rotted and I'm fearful the same will happen again. There's nothing I can do, of course, except wonder how on earth we are meant to be in drought.
The squash on the other hand are nicely cosseted indoors. I sowed these at the beginning of the month, with two seeds to a pot. Both the varieties 'Barbara' and 'Victory' have germinated in full, whereas the 'Honey Bear' have been reluctant to show. Of 18 seeds, only one solitary plant has made an emergence.
I can only assume it's the seed. The two former varieties were fresh seed, whereas the Honey Bear were left over from last year. Thankfully, I do have some new Honey Bear seed, so I've re-sown. Hopefully this new sowing will bear fruit.
On a more positive note, the chillies and the tomatoes are doing well. Even the sweetcorn has started to make an appearance.