Our little adventure into Permaculture and Organic Vegetable growing, starting with a small blank field that floods and making it into a Wildlife haven for birds, insects, amphibians and wild flowers, and at the same time providing our food. Learning as we go, leaning towards Permaculture methods, but not exclusively and adopting any ideas that seems helpful.
The tomatoes are growing fast. It's been 2 weeks since I potted them up into their final pots and most are pushing 2 feet tall.
The extra light given to them as well as a couple of months of heat can been seen to have made all the difference. Normally by this time I have tiny seedlings still in modules, but now every plant has flowers starting. The flowers haven't opened yet nut they aren't far away!
26th March 2017
This is the photo taken 2 weeks ago.
Flowers 10th April 2017
You can just see the first truss of flowers starting in this photo
Not only that but my broad beans in the poly tunnel have flowers and I watched a couple of Bumble Bees pollinate them yesterday as I was tying them to poles to stop them from falling over.
10th April 2017
These are a little leggy and although started in the greenhouse they didn't get extra light from the grow lamp, none the less, flowers mean beans :)