Sunday, 15 June 2014

Father's Day On The Plot

 Since my last update I have managed several visits to the allotment which has usually been spent weeding today was no exception but I did manage some planting.
 I managed to remove most of the nettles and my hands are now paying the price. If left unchecked the weeds soon take over at this time of year.
 Inside the polytunnel I planted various tomato seedlings that I had growing at home (Temptation , Tiger-stripped and some grown from free seeds from the Dolmio company) along with some Aubergine seedlings. The grapevine planted last year has really started to thrive.
 Elsewhere in the bed in front of the polytunnel the beans I planted a few weeks ago are growing well and the peas planted last week have started to germinate . I planted more Runnerbeans along the right hand side of the bed now to slowly tackle the rest of the plot.






Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Sometimes Life Gets In The Way

Its the 10th of June already and this year I am far behind where I would like to be. There was the heavy rainfall in the spring that left the ground too saturated to use until the end of May . I have had seedlings growing away in the greenhouse and so now is the time to play major catch up and prepare for autumn and winter. I just feel so behind this year and in reality I only have my self to blame . We shall see how long it takes for me to feel like I am back on track and in control of the allotment.

The pathway to my compost bins is through the overgrown Comfrey & Jerusalem Artichokes