Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Fortunately for me that was not the case and all my garlic has come through with flying colours, all 3 varities!
Taken from the 14th November 2008.......Two visits to the Lotty today - One before work - where I carefully transplanted over 80 onions -
Half White and Half Red
I then returned and lunchtime and had to search for the garlic.
I had planted 3 varieties, but because they hadn't quite surfaced yet, it was hard to find them.
Luckily, once I have found one, the other seemed to follow as I used my outstretched hand as a "how far apart" guide!!
I managed to find them all, and only damaged two cloves - I found it amazing that the roots were so long! One of them had roots of at least 3 inches!
After safely trans planting them all.....
Some of you will remember my eviction from plot 142 by my nasty neighbour! Ha - not defeated and I have loads of lovely garlic - must read up on how to plait them.
This is a picture of my hops which is climbing up the string well - it will soon be up to the fencing and providing some screening.
And these little cuties are my 2nd lot of Pak Choi that have replaced the delicious Spring Greens that Hubby & I have now devoured - mental note to self - grow lots of spring greens next year!
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Sunday, 21 June 2009
He's my friends 6 year old boy who lives in the city (concrete jungle) and has never been to an allotment before.
I soon got him interested and captivated by getting him to sow some peas.....
After all the watering was completed, we also planted a couple of cucumber plants just to the right of the photo, so they were watered in aswell.....
Saturday, 20 June 2009
And just look at how smart it all looks - Bike & Trailer together
And with a 90litre trug you can get loads of stuff in it!
So off I went from 144 to 121, after checking all was ok on 144 and of course waterign the greenhouse - bike and trailer with me and my tools - my back was singing away as it was not having to suffer by humanly carting all that lot back and forth!
My share of the plot starts from the two raised beds and to the front of the picture below - as you can see to the back of the picture is Nigel's bit!!
I am looking after my friends little boy (aged 6) tomorrow, so we are going to plant some peas and also plant out two cucumber plants that have been in the greenhouse
So the raised bed to the left has Asaparagus,
To the Right is Strawberries &
immediately in front of the raised beds are a mixture of courgettes, marrows & butternut squash plants.
To the left of them is some mange tout & to the right of the mange tout are the tomato plants that I planted last weekend.
In front of the tomatoes and still to the right (you will have to go up a picture) are the onions that I grew from seed and under the black netting are my 2nd lot of Pak Choi.
I bought some Pak Choi seeds for my lovely Mother in Law who lives in Ferring as she has had trouble finding some - guess what - they sell them in the Trading Hut, so they will be in the post to you this weekend Mrs C!!!!
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Sunny my new Scarecrow
It was then filling a few empty spaces here, and a few there, like this summer ball courgette - I found a space for this little lovely plant at the bottom of the brassica cage!
Plot 144 was looking fine and dandy - weed free and full of lovely vegetables, so it was off to 121....
The couch grass had taken over and the two raised beds and army of courgettes, squashes & marrows needed a good watering - complete soaking in fact, as it has been so dry over the last few days, so that's what I did - dug out the couch grass (again) and watered.
Later on the Sunday, my neighbour from the plot across, Michael, gave me a very generous amount of tomato plants - so I just had to pop them in. Then there was the surplus mangetout in the greenhouse - they also went in on plot 121.
121 has also been adorned with a twirly & my latest scarecrow, which was kindly given to me by my lovely mother in law - Mrs C who lives by the sea!
To finish of this blog on a lovely note - we had new potatoes, salad leaves, rocket, mizuna, radishes & beetroot leaves, along with a nice juicy steak on Saturday and a lovely leg of chicken, roasted on Sunday - yummy!!!!
I am really pleased that all the hard work has paid off - a good looking plot, compliments and dinner!
I am in my element!!! (or should I say my allotment?)