Monday, 30 January 2012

The Frost didn't come so I got of off my Bum....

....and went to my Lotty for another tidy up!




Oops I forgot the After, but trust me, it's been done

This is the other side of the Brassica's -  you can just see the After bit to the left
This bed didn't really need much weeding but it was good to turn it over 

I don't  know if you can see from the next two pictures, but I made a ridge all along the edging

You can't really see it unless you squint but it's there - trust me - I'm an


And so is he - that's Doug who stopped for a chat today

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Vegetable Seed Order

This is a list of the seeds I ordered today:
  • Lettuce - mixed
  • Tomatoes - Gardeners Delight & Money Maker
  • Peas - Early Onwards
  • Dwarf French Beans - Safari
  • Beetroot - Bolthardy
  • Courgette - Green Bush
  • Cucumber - Burpless
  • Savoy - Best of All
  • Leeks - Zermatt
  • Cauliflower - All Year Round
I got all these from and all for only £10.05 !!

I still have the following to get from the Trading Hut:
  • Cucino (baby cucumbers)
  • Rocket
  • Mizuna &
  • Pak Choi
  • Onion Sets
On Order:

  • Various Potatoes (Desiree etc.)

Already in / growing at the allotment now:
  • Cabbages (various)
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
I do not have 121 (half off) this year, so I am down to One Plot 144 and I am NOT going to be tempted to grow anything that I haven't been successful with in past years e.g. sweetcorn etc. or anything that I don't like to eat e.g. Okra - I hate Okra!

And I am going to stick to that this year 2012!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

My First Dig & Weed of 2012

As the weather was dry today, I decided to visit Plot 144 and get Digging & Weeding, however, as all allotmenteers know, if you say you are going to the allotment for an hour, you really need 2 so that you can get all the chatting in too, especially when the weather is favourable and more plot holders are on site!

So when I arrive I find a "Dalek" type composting bin by my wooden compost bins.  I was mine, once, but I gave it to a fellow plot holder as he was just starting out.  He happened to be there and told me that he didn't have a need for it any more, so I decided to put it to good use by putting anything new from kitchen scraps to weeds in there from now on, which meant that my current 2 composting bins - the wooden ones - could have a rest and the bits that are already in them will have a good chance to get on an make me some compost!

I then had to take all the kitchen scraps that I had put into the wooden composters and move them to their new  home

I then got to weeding the Garlic in the 1st raised bed.....

 And the onions next to that.....

And then I dug the patch next to that and weeded it at the same time

So a good 2 hours spent there today and a good third of my plot weeded and dug over!

Friday, 6 January 2012

2012 - Greenhouse Damage

The Back roof Panel 

And the front Corner panels too!

I went to look for all 3 panels and came back with 5!!

Poor Hilda isn't looking her best - she reminds me of Amy Winehouse now!

And Tatty's brains are falling out.
I will have to make them over this year!