Sunday 11 May 2014

Rain stops play

Well it hasn't really been great allotment weather over the last few days and today is no exception, so I'm munching my way through a bag of Montezumas dark chocolate buttons instead. Better save some for JB. I did buy some dill seeds yesterday as am going to have a go at gherkins this year and dill seems to be the standard herb to go with them. Also bought a chilli pepper plant and two sweet pepper plants for 70p each as mine didn't germinate very well, with only one survivor, I think I over watered them. Most other things doing ok- ish though. Am waiting for a bit of improvement in the weather before planting them out, hopefully next weekend.

Wednesday 7 May 2014

Rainy Wednesday update

Some much needed rain has given me the chance to write a quick garden update.

I spotted a comedy runner bean plant just now - it's rather tall! There's another one peeking through too so hopefully will be followed by a few more. I sowed some more recently too, in loo rolls. Will prob direct-sow some on the allot later but need to set me wigwams up.

Here's another pic from the lean-to, some toms and lettuce -  
And a view of our little garden - have got a courgette planted out under a plastic bottle plus several lettuces too under plastic. I did buy this courgette from a house in the countryside as it was well ahead of all mine and at only 50p was worth a go for some earlier courgettes. Oh and also plantd out 3 sweet corns, protected too. Am planting more sweetcorn on the allot plus plan to direct sow some as only 12 germinated. You might also be able to spot more squashes being hardened off and some brassica plant I've let go to flower, sweet peas growing up the fence. Got rocket from last year that over-wintered nicely, and a bit of chard. Ok, now going to sow some more peas in modules. Have been watching Charles Dowding videos - he's amazing!