Friday, 10 April 2009

Pottering in the Greenhouse in the RAIN!

It is a very grey and drearily dismal day with lots of drizzle and sulky faces around, so I thought "I know, I can pop to my Greenhouse and keep nice and dry and warm, whilst getting some seedlings planted," so off I went as fast as my little legs could carry me....


I had to start my task with a good strong cup of tea and with the radio set to Heart 106.2 I was raring to go - all energised and buzzing.....


But first some pictures - these are my sweetcorn plants......


And my Tomatoes (but can't remember which type !!)


Sweet Peas.......

And this was my task of the day - planting 3 types of courgettes & some marrows

You can see the massive sunflower plants to the back (these are 4inches already)


And the Aubergine seedlings that were in my utility but are now in their new home.

Is it the Loch Ness Monster? No - its a pea seedling, just freshly escaped from it's pod...






My onions (bedforshire) which did very well from seed last year so fingers crossed its the same this year.....





And another picture of neat and tidiness!



All in all I planted 27 new seeds today - 3 varieties of Courgettes (two yellow varieties) and some Marrows - I love marrows as I cook them to a traditional Maltese recipe that goes down very well in this household - if you want the recipe, just ask!

And finally - this is Brian and Elena - on the left - my neighbours on plot 143 and Doug, who has a plot down the bottom. They braved the elements and planted potatoes using Dougs Potato Planting pogo stick, which sadly isn't shown in this picture but looked like a great big club with small sticks sticking out of it - lethal looking thing!

2 comments:

mangocheeks said...

I just wanted to say What a great allotment blog this is :)

commoner said...

Your seedlings are way more advanced than mine. Must be the northern climate, but everything I've planted and sown has been slow to develop this year. I'm worried that the growing season might not be long enough. Ho hum!

Congratulations on great progress, and everything is so neat and tidy. I'd be ashamed to exhibit photos of MY shed!