Thursday, 30 October 2014

Fruit plot

David got there before me and strimmed the grass,  filled in a few dips with soil then I met him up there and together we cut down the old fruit bushes which were full of bind weed.  The netting has also been a great support for bindweed too!  Anyway,  cleared a lot and it's now looking much tidier. Still lots to do with leveling off the ground so it's easy to run the mower over. Will be googling fruit trees to buy soon ready to plant in the spring.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Butternut squash

Didn't think I'd get a bigger squash than the 5kg one but near to it!

2.13kg the smallest one and the other two have bust the scales!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Popped to the plot this morning to pick more raspberries and fell into the bush just as I'd spotted a berry I'd missed. Lacerated arms all worth it!

Picked my first of the turnips too, plus the perpetual spinach. I know what we are having for dinner tonight! Spinach omelettes all round!

Just look at the size of this squash too! Massive!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Celeriac & Clamping

Someone advised that the best way to keep potatoes over the next few months was to make a "clamp". Dig a hole, layer of straw, lay on the spuds, top with straw and cover with soil. I'm a bit anxious as to whether this will keep them or not so wait and see.

While I was doing that hubs strimmed the grass and the new plot. Hard work!

I picked a celeriac! Im so pleased. Not as big a root as those in the shops but I'm thrilled as theyre not easy to grow apparently!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Back from Holiday....

After three weeks holiday the plots gone beserk! The Butternut squash are trailing into surrounding beds and loads of squash coming. Courgettes are now being left to get ginormous! The turnips, kohl rhabi and spinach have really grown making it difficult to thin out. Lots of raspberries too. Picked a couple of bowlfuls today plus dug up a few spuds, rhubarb and spring onions. Plenty of nettles and weeds too so dug those up for the bonfire heap!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

More courgettes

I'm giving them away many!  I swear they double in size overnight!  Going to freeze some today... Chop up, blanch then shove into freezer to add to soups etc in the winter. 
Potted on some more strawberry runners.  Cleared the pea bed and put cardboard down to stop weeds. Earthed up the celeriac. Picked courgettes, rhubarb, spring onion,  beetroot, some potatoes and a few raspberries. Loving the plot... Haven't bought veg for weeks.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Germinated already!

The turnips I sowed last week only took three days to germinate.  Went up the plot yesterday evening to water and the kohl rabi and spinach has also popped up.  At this rate when we're back from holiday we'll be eating it!