Thursday, 14 May 2009

Going Potty (or potting on....)

Going Potty was my project of the morning, so up at 6.30, got hubby tea and toast - him out the door to work and me having my breakfast in front of the computer checking emails and twitting!

7.30 - I left for the lotty with the intention of potting on my Cherry Toms x 4 and Strawberry plants x 1o - so off I went on my trusty bike - pedalling away to beat the rain there and back.


So to start with, I potted the Cherry Toms into whale pots as my Tomato Roma's are doing so very well in the whale pots - why not use them again!

In the excellent (haha) photo below, you can see the difference in pot size.

And here is one of the 4 Cherry Tomatoes that I prepared earlier (in true Blue Peter style!)


See not only was I a girl guide, but a Blue Peter fan too - there was no stopping me in those days, and come to think of it - not much has changed!!

Next, the Strawberries.

You see, the reasoning behind this is that (a) I bought my plants a little early from the Garden Centre and (b) the rain has stopped play with the raised beds on 121, so potting on is my solution - it may not be the answer, but the fibre pots will hopefully assist in no root disturbance later on, when they go out into the big wide world, oops sorry I meant the big raised bed on Plot 121 (probably the same thing to a Strawberry plant really!!)


So, I prepared the pots (10 of them) into a tray so they can be easily moved around if needed...



I then added a used tea bag to the bottom of each pot to assist with moisture (a tip from Gardeners World TV programme) I knew there was a reason why I watched that!



I then added a little compost



And potted on the plants.....


Not a great photo as it was taken by my phone - but you can see I have green strawberries already! Wow!
That's my one that is - can't wait!!
The aim is to grow them (obviously) with lots of love and TLC and then eat them all before I get home - lucky I have some sugar in my shed (girl guiding comes in handy - be prepared and all that dib dib dib)
Just made it home for 9am in time to start work
(just in case the boss is reading this)
:o)

2 comments:

João Soares said...

Ola (hello in Portuguese) Ali
I am very glad to find your place and your farm yard.Keep the good work. Love read some posts.
Abraços* Hugs
João Soares, Portugal

Ali said...

Ola Joao in Portugal,
thank you for enjoying my allotment blog.
Do you grow vegetables in Portugal?
Abracos
Ali :0)