Category: vegetable plot

Regular

Just spent the past hour collecting fallen leaves and filled 10 bags with them. This will rot down over winter and through the spring into lovely leaf mould that I can put onto my raised beds before planting my veggies in 2019.

Regular

I was down at the allotment for 9am this morning and it felt good to get an early start on all the clearing up. I got so much done below is a list for anyone who is interested.

– weeded four beds next to my greenhouse

– moved two small compost heaps into my new long bed

– layered and topped up my compost bins, adding shredded paper, grass cuttings and all the old cuttings and remnants of the plants I grew this year

– started some nettle fertiliser

– collected my first batch of leaves that will break down to leaf mould

– added the left over chicken pellets to one of my raised beds and dig it in

– added torn egg boxes and newspaper to my extra long bed and topped it up with well rotted manure all ready for next spring

– added a layer of newspaper to all other raised beds ready for a layer of manure (when I get the next batch)

All in all another productive day down at the allotment 😀

Regular

Never has anyone ever looked this happy and excited to have planted garlic at their allotmnet

Not a bad year down at the allotment. Had more…

Not a bad year down at the allotment. Had more time to spare to enjoy growing my own fruit and vegetables. It’s the first year that I have had a greenhouse full of delicious produce. The cherry tomatoes are to die for and I have had so many cucumbers that there was no one left to give them away to. The beetroot in the picture above are mini and the result of thinning the beetroot patch out. I grew three varieties of beans this year including broad beans, a green string bean and a purple string beans (i love to freeze them) The string beans cropped really well for dwarf bush varieties. We were surprised to see the purple variety of bean loose its colour in the blanching process before freezing them. The apples have been the winner this year, approx 40 apples in total. We have already made some apple sauce with some of them and are continuing to enjoy them in our packed lunches through the week.

These babies are going out today. It’s a brilliant day to…

These babies are going out today. It’s a brilliant day to get loads of work done at my plot. I wonder if Mark is going to bring me some dinner?

May 2017

May 2017

Follow my blog to see my developments through the 2017 season.

Follow my blog to see my developments through the 2017 season.

Today’s visit to the allotment. I love this time of year,…

Today’s visit to the allotment. I love this time of year, everything is growing nicely. Broad beans are well on the way as well as the peas I put in last week. The tomatoes, sunflowers and kale are looking really healthy. Still not certain if the aubergine seedling is actually an aubergine. My leeks are getting bigger and will need planting out soon. I also planted some moe cauliflower and spinach seed.

Lovely afternoon spent on the plot. Planted out a row of peas…

Lovely afternoon spent on the plot. Planted out a row of peas and another row of broad beans. All the parsnips are out and I’ve sown a row of Autumn King carrots.

Seedlings 2017. Hopefully that’s it for the cold nights…

Seedlings 2017. Hopefully that’s it for the cold nights now. My little chaps survived the freezing temperatures. I’m very happy that my parsnips germinated and I now have the first lot in the ground. Out of all the aubergine seeds I sowed only one came up to say hi, so I’ll have to take extra care. I’ve got the day off on Sunday and it’s going to be a full allotment day.