Friday, 27 April 2012

Excitement as seeds grow.....

The pictures speak for themselves really

Its just SO exciting when you see this happening

and then this

And this!

Even my tomatoes are having a go

And finally

Click on this link to see a good piece made by the BBC on Allotments

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Potato Progress & Seed Rescue

Look what I found when I went down to the Allotment today!

Yes, I have Potato Progress

I decided that I would be able to pay more attention to my Tomato & Courgette sowings if they were in my utility room.  That's due to these April Showers of course and the inability to get to the Greenhouse without getting soaked, so here there are at home!

My Cucino Seeds have Germinated

Well 2 out of 4 did so 50% isn't bad and I am looking forward to all the baby Cucumbers that they will produce.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Thank you to Lesley at Mad dog Woman of Shackleford
for presenting me with this honour!

I am now meant to tell you 7 interesting things about me.....

1. I am a crochet addict (see www.macscrochet.blogspot.)
2. I escaped the Tsunami of 2004 with just damage to one leg/ankle
3. I love to watch Jeremy Kyle show (another addiction)
4. Oh and Escape to the Country
5.  I have Coeliac Disease so I can't eat any gluten or wheat products
6.  I danced with Morecambe & Wise in their 1977 Christmas Show
7. I have a Cocker Spaniel who is now 13 and deaf

Now I have to nominate others for this award, so.....

I think I should be awarding more out than just 3, but these are my 3 favourite allotment / gardening blogs that are updated regularly so that's it from me!

Thanks again to Lesley.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Potato Competition!

Before I get to the Potato Competition, here are pictures (not very exciting) of the Cucino seed that I sowed at the greenhouse the other day

However I have brought them home as they need a more constant temperature to germinate
Oh yes, there is also a pot of Basil (brown pot) at the back.

Now for the Potato Competition
How very exciting and all for only  a £1 entry fee

So I got my pot & seed potato

Popped in some compost and then the potato

I labelled and watered it
my fingers are now crossed

There are two Prizes

One is for the biggest crop
One is for the biggest potato!!

When I went to the Trading Hut today to pay my £1, I found out that there were already 8 entrants, so that's good.