Oh dear, oh dear ......

...the melon plant has succumbed to the unpredictable British weather and in particular, to the cold wind we had a few weeks ago. As novice allotmenteers, mr digandweed and myself are having to learn fast and in retrospect, I think the plastic tunnel did not give the best protection and maybe the fleece which we replaced it with would have been better. HOWEVER ..... the melon has been replaced with a butternut squash plant (hurricane) which I grew from seed, along with some courgettes ( gold rush) on the bedroom window sill and then put into the cold frame for a couple of weeks.

Growing butternut squash is also a new venture, let's hope it proves easier than melon growing!