Another haul from the allotment!! I love this! Think the cabbage is a little on the large size! Anyone know any good recipes?
- Yellow courgettes a’coming!
- Celery bed, but iffy!?
- Pumpkin’s started…
- Sweetcorn is looking good, the squashes that I planted in between them are just getting started!
- Close-up of some yummy cobs! Won’t be long until I can eat them!
- Brussel sprouts starting to form!
- Savoy cabbage ready for picking! The one behind was a Savoy cabbage too, don’t know what happened here? Different plant or just gone to seed?
- 1st Cauliflower well on the way, I have now wrapped the leaves over the top of it and tied it up to keep it nice and white!
- There are some Jerusalem artichokes in there! Going to have to sort that bed out in winter!
- A few green beans! In a day or so will have first proper crop!
Another dream allotment tea for the family! Potatoes dauphinoise, broadbeans, lettuce, beetroot and first green bean (each)! B.E.A.Utiful!!!
Kids enjoyed most of it too! Dex wasn’t too keen on the beetroot, Juno loved it even more and did at least 2 trips to the loo after mummy said it might turn her wee pink!
Sat outside, not a cloud in the sky for a garden picnic and a cheeky pimms!
Summer is here!
After my failed attempt at a DIY irrigation system, this is my first attempt at a drip feed system! Fairly straight forward! The hardest bit was getting the drips not too fast! Might need some more tape to hold them on their sticks! But we’ll see how it goes!
About 11hours on the allotment today! But was seriously fun!
Got the peppers in their new greenhouse!
The other greenhouse is nicely sorted out and ready to plant done late seedlings!
Plot is looking rather good I think! I just want to make a few more paths on the plot tomorrow and then I’ll be a bit happier! ;)
From this to this…
Finally managed to finish the refurbishment of this beautiful old greenhouse. That was a half-rotten death-trap when we first got our plot, bit we loved it so much decided to spend done time and a bit if money on it to bring it back to life!
A day on the plot today and I managed to glaze the lot!
Wahoo! I love it! Done blood and a lot if sweat went into this today!
No job is ever as easy as it could be! So I had a go at glazing one part of the wooden greenhouse roof, and what do you know… I need a glass cutter! Every section! At least 8 panes… And that is on the straight forward sections! No including all the angled pieces… Damn it…
This is going to take longer than I had anticipated!
Chillies, and peppers everywhere…
Including the first ghost chilli!!!
Marigolds bring an abundance of colour, but also have beneficial properties to the soil and in keeping pests away! Plus they look nice marking out rows! (Next time put the a bit closer to the path!
I’m going to attempt to make an irrigation system for my tomatoes out of this water container and some tubing!
The beefsteak toms aren’t looking too beefy at the mo but are a good size and the first one is starting to colour!
Used a net tunnel to keep the birds of my new cauliflower plants! And also made some use from the tassels of my daughters bike handlebars! As make-shift bird scarers!
Savoy cabbage… Got two thus size! Must pick them soon!
Courgette and squash settling in now, the recent rain giving them quite a boost! First tiny courgettes can eg seen now too!