I’m back! After two weeks sweltering and cowering for shade in Greece I’m here in beautiful, lush, green England with its gorgeous fresh, cool air (ahhh!). It feels good to be home! So…what was the weather like while I was away? If mtp is anything to go by I’d say it’s been quite warm, occasionally sunny with the odd shower. Perfect growing conditions for this time of year. Everything has been growing like mad. My butternut squash plant has taken over the patch and is busy growing at least 5 fruits. The sweetcorn is nearly ready – but not quite. I had five cucumbers to harvest, three whoppers and one tiny gherkin (bless). Everything seems healthy and perky. So even though this was the season from hellfire and damnation (okay I exaggerate) and will be forever known as ‘The Year the Tomatoes Died’ – things are looking up.