Monday, July 14, 2008
We have planted Cauliflowers, Brocolli, Spinach, onions, Butternet squash, Sweet Corn, few different types of Beans and loads of tomatoes.
The cauliflower and Brocolli are doing very well, Spinach has been eaten and a few bolted so I haveone left :-(
Onions are growing well BUT the Butternut Squash and Sweet corn are not doing very well.
I did plant 4 courgette plants but they have all bean eaten.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Had a quick trip to the allotment this morning, did not stay long as it was very hot. Thanks to Steve's mum and dad coming at the weekend, we managed to dig up some more weeds and clear some space so I could plant a few veg that I have growing in the greenhouse. Today I planted some Spinach, hopefully the netting will keep the animals at away.
.This is a picture of Arthur making sure I am doing it all right, and trying really hard to take his hat of AGAIN!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
On 10th May we collected two battery chickens, we have named them Charlie and Lola, as they are Arthur's chickens we thought we would name them after one of his favouirite cantoons. They are the same type as lily, our other chicken so its a real shock to see them against Lily.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Here is a photo of the garlic ( nearest) and the onions ( in the distance) As you can see they are growing very well
This is the new fence for the Raspberries and Strawberries. Decided after weeding the strawberry bed to put them with the Raspberries. No idea if this is the right thing to do but I will just wait and see.
Friday, April 25, 2008
This is the before photo
Still needs a bit of work but you can now see the strawberrys. Going to move the bed around a bit and have the strawberrys in rows so its easier to look after.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I decided to grow some drawf broad beans. Had no luck last year so hoping for a better success rate this year. I left two plants in the greenhouse as a back up :-)
Saturday, April 12, 2008
and the front, spuds are growing this end this year. This year we are growing Pink Fur, Rocket, Wilja and Golden Wonders.Here are the Garlic, the onions are just behing them. The pots in the back are an expertiment, I planted some galic and Onions in pots. Garlic is doing well but the Onions are not doing so well.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
This year I am just going to throw a load of seeds in to a pot, and then sort them out when they grow big enough. I done this a few times last year and I had great success so this year I am doing it to everything.
It might mean I have 50+ Parsnip seedlings but then I have loads of plants but also loads of veg. I can see some of it growing in bigger pots if I don't have room in the allotment but hey, dont matter.
We may be mad but we have a much better success rate.
I managed to plant the following:-
Spinach - Long Standing
Butternut Squash - Hawk F1
Leeks - Musselburgh
SweetCorn - F1
Basil Dark Opal
Parsnips - White Gem - This should be planted directly to the ground but this is a test to see how they do being transplanted from a pot.
Organic Spinach - Palco
Also some flowers
Giant Sunflowers, Red Hot Pokers and Marigold Jesters.
When Steve returned he planted some herbs in a few pots he bought from Ikea. He planted
Lettuce Leaf Basil, Sweet Marjoram, Chives Garlic, Parsley and Basil Sweet
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
We have digged over the area for the spuds, which are chitting lovely in the greenhouse. So just need to wait till easter and then we will plant them.
Today we are also planning to get rid of the rubbish we have collected. We have loads of carpet which I used as pathways but we have decided to get rid of the carpet and try other options.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
We also noticed one of our neighbours had used some bark to make a few paths so we decided to do the same, someone has dumped aload of bark so you can help yourself. We managed to put a bit by the onions before Arthur woke up for his next feed.
When we got home I decided to get my spuds out in the greenhouse and start chitting them, hopefully this year they wont get blown over and get all mixed up, this happened to me last year.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I have planted the following and keeping my fingers crossed
Broccolli - autumn calabrese
Onions - onion Ailsa
Peppers ( sweet) Colour rainbow mix
Cauliflower - Andes
Toms - Orange Berry, Red Pear and Gartenperle ( Hanging Basket)
more onions - Buntons ShowStoppers
Friday, February 15, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
I have planted a few and they seem to be doing very well. I started weeding them today,as the onions where big enough to know they where onions and not weeds. Due to have loads over I have decided to see if they will grow in pots.
As it is a lovely day today I managed to spend about an hour at the allotment with Arthur. Planted two buckets of onions and three garlic.
Should be interested how they turn out.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I am trying to dig over the area where I had my spuds growing last year, I am planning to plant some over-wintering onions there and some garlic. I think I have done the worst of it.
I have also ordered myself a proper green house. The plastic green one was not working out. Just waiting for a delivery date, I cant wait, hopefully should help a lot this year.
Spent about an hour doing a bit if digging today. I think the best way is to dig a bit once a day and I think you achieve more.
Hopefully I will be able to plant some more over-wintering onions. planted a few in oct which need weeding BUT I need to wait till they are bigger as I am not really sure which are onions and which are weeds :-)