A neighbour quized me about filling a watering can in this weather, but you need to puddle in the transplanted leeks to settle their roots into the dibbed hole.
Here's all I've got to show for my onions sown from seed. They may be "spring onions" by autumn!
|Onions from seed|
The garlic is still growing but has rust. While this won't do much harm to the garlic, I fear the rust will spread to the leeks earlier than it otherwise would.
|Garlic - a bit rusty|
A nice surprise has been the Red Baron onions planted as sets in spring. Here I have to own up that I bought them to sow in autumn but never got around to doing that until the spring. Despite the lack of attention they have done surprisingly well. Again there is a worry that these are developing white rot which could spread. Given the weather conditions it would be amazing if they didn't succumb to some rot or other. I'm half tempted just to pull them all now and dry them off indoors.
|Red Baron from sets|
|Early Leeks - Blue Solaise|
Meantime back in the kitchen, it was time to bottle up the Elderflower Champagne:
|Bottling the Elderflower Champagne|
Tany. I don't really know what it tastes like because I've never made it before, but I'm hoping it will be nice and flowery as well a lemony, with plenty of fizz. I'll let you know if it lives up to expectations.