The tomato plants in the little black planter were planted out as soon as we got back from our Spanish holiday, I had kept the three 'best' plants on the living room window sill for another week as a back up just in case the weather turned cold and I lost any of the first evictees. But then yesterday I decided to be brave and pot on the remaining three, and after giving them one night in the shed to acclimatise slightly, put them outside to join their siblings.
They look good, a little bit leggy maybe but they will soon settle down now that they have so much compost to feed them and allow them to expand their root systems into. They are currently basking in the sunshine next to our little pond, just like Alan ... although he's on the patio rather than pondside.
We were just bringing our shopping in from the car yesterday afternoon when our neighbour came over with a package for me, that had been left with him by the postman. As soon as I opened it I knew I had to take a photo of my shopping as a comparison.
As you can see from this array of shopping it's not even a full week's worth of meals laid out, it's mostly treaty things to go with the food that I already have in. One treat of which is a £5 tray of the most luscious strawberries.
My Ration Challenge pack has arrived and it's total value is ...
... less than the money I spent to feed my tomato plants!!
This puts so much into perspective doesn't it.
My fundraising page can be visited by clicking on the Ration Challenge picture at the top of the righthand sidebar ... and I am just £10 away from accessing my final earnable reward. Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated and got us to this amazing total.
You are the best 💝