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My apologies, it has been a busy time and I just haven’t had the time to give you an update on how we are doing with the polytunnel.

Well, we’re doing fine.  And as the weather this summer has been so bad, it is probably just as well we have the polytunnel!  Everything that has been planted outside is just so slow and way behind where it would be normally!

Here’s how the polytunnel looks today…

a view of the polytunnel

I’m not sure if it can be ‘too hot’ in the polytunnel – maybe someone can answer that question? The temperature hasn’t been too high lately – it was incredibly hot in there in April when we had those few days of sunshine!

Watering is continuing a pace and we are currently harvesting chard, courgettes, salads and lots of cucumbers and tomatoes.

Swiss Chard with yellow stalks

We had our first corn on the cob last night.  The BEST EVER was the consensus.  Just even look at the colour….

Corn on the Cob

They really did taste every bit as good as they look! 🙂

And we have peppers, chillies and squash coming along nicely too.

Peppers coming along

And then the big surprise at the moment is the avocado that has sprouted!  Now what to do with that?????

Avocado plant

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