June was on fire πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯Β 

June was hot as hell πŸ‘Ή! We had daily temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius and no rain for several weeks. 

This means that I had to water my plants every single day. Also all the Japanese cucumbers πŸ₯’ that I just planted have died beacause of the heat 😭!

Nevertheless, most of the stuff is growing well due to the wonderful weather and I am looking forward to a great harvest in September.

Pumpkins πŸŽƒ, tomatoes πŸ…, Korean lettuces πŸ₯—, Japanese corn 🌽, Japanese kokabu, and my white grapes, are all in great shape πŸ’ͺπŸ‘! 

Edamame soybeans, cucumbers πŸ₯’ ,tomatoes πŸ…, and eggplants πŸ†Β 

As minimum temperatures reached 10 degrees Celsius, today I decided to transplant my tomatoes, Japanese cucumbers, and eggplants which have been growing indoor since March 1st. 

I also planted one of my favourites: edamame soybeans! They are the perfect healthy snack and they can be kept frozen for years πŸ‘. Harvest time is sometimes in mid-end September, before they turn yellowish.

Despite the recent cold weather and snow, strawberries πŸ“ are in good shape and there is plenty of flowers which should turn into fruits quite soon.

Hopefully we will have a hot summer πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯! 

First harvest


Despite having planted our Japanese cucumbers (γγ‚…γ†γ‚Š) in mid-June, today we were able to pick the first two πŸ‘. Also our cherry tomatoes and medium size tomatoes started delivering some nice and healthy ones πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…! 

Pumpkins are still in a miniature stage, so I really hope that summer continues for a few more weeks. This week will be a sunny one with highs of 30 Celsius β˜€οΈπŸ˜€.

Rain Rain Rain


Yesterday I could finally go and do some work at the allotment. It’s been raining non-stop for 4 weeks and the minimum temperature did no go above 11-12 degrees Celsius… So almost everything we planted back in May did not survive. 

Tomatoes somehow managed to grow a bit, but they are still behind compared to a ‘normal’ season. 

I had to start from scratch with edamame and built a little shelter as in the next days the weather will be bad…

On a positive note, the grapevine that I planted last year is looking great and next Thursday summer eventually will start! (temperatures should reach 30 degrees Celsius)