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
Thursday, 4 September 2014
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
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
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Monday, 21 July 2014
I made the starter for a dinner party at the weekend for eleven..... Of course I had to impress with using something from the plot! Here it is! Candy stripe beetroot cut very thin into matchsticks, apple, watercress, mint, a lemony dressing and crumbled feta cheese. Delicious!
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Where the annual spinach has finished on the veggie plot I sowed some seeds today. Kohl Rabi, Perpetual Spinach and Turnips. Something to eat later on in the season all being well. I hope Im not too late
After a lot of rain and warm weather the plots growing well. Picked the last of the spinach. Have frozen loads of it. Also picked the peas. Jack shelled the lot. Some on our dinner plates tonight then the rest frozen. Dug up a few more potatoes and the rhubarb keeps on coming! Cabbages ready and loads of courgettes! Tonight I made courgette & bacon pasta.... Delicious. The butternut squash plants are growing crazy. Broccoli not so good. Picked a few pathetic looking heads. Apparently they like really firm soil and not too much watering.
Roasted some candy stripe beetroot this weekend. Lovely.
Friday, 4 July 2014
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Its been pretty busy at the plot these last couple of weeks. Lots of sunshine meant lots of watering to be done. Evie has helped with that a lot... A great help. A few days of heavy rain and the plots gone mad! Spinach is growing so quick I can't keep up! I've frozen heaps of it, given some away and cooked a few different recipes. Spinach and feta filo pie was delish. Soup and tomorrow night I'm making pots (home grown by the way! ) with chorizo and spinach! Can't wait....
I picked the first cabbage tonight plus dug up a few potatoes. Oh....and just the one courgette too! I must remember to remove the male flowers.
Monday, 9 June 2014
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Quick visit to the plot to check on things after a few days of continual rain. My first strawberry had ripened by a slug eaten its way through it!
Also, I could kick myself as the caulies I planted last weekend have been eaten by pigeons! Lady on facebook suggests video tape to deter birds so i will buy some plug plants if I can and start again.
Friday, 23 May 2014
More radishes, rhubarb, rocket and some asparagus from Derek. Yummy.
Jan gave me some cauliflowers and butternut squash too so will plant those.
The enviromesh arrived so i quickly put that on the cabbages with collars too although its not wide enough for when they grow taller. Will either make a frame or chop it in half to lay the other way.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Not managed to get to the plot due to weather. Lots of rain and very windy. Today was dry so rushed up there in case the heavens opened!
Spread straw around the strawberry patch and netted. Hoed and pulled up emerging bind weed ...a full time job!
Everything's doing well.
Met Annie who showed me the polytunnel and kindly gave me a couple of cauliflower plants and a butternut squash left over from yesterday's plant and seed swap, which i couldn't make.
Saturday, 3 May 2014
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The lettuce, spring onion and beetroot has germinated. Plus a few more potatoes and loads of chickweed instead on my peas! Where are the peas!
Some fox decided to dig a big hole too.
Pulled some rhubarb and watered.
Friday, 18 April 2014
Friday, 11 April 2014
Three and a half hours today... Lovely and sunny. A few people there today. I sowed the following in one box. One row of each.
Spring onion (sentry)
Radish (scarlet globe)
Then I filled another bed with peas (douce Provence ). I covered these with netting
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Saturday, 5 April 2014
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Saturday, 29 March 2014
I've just sowed Basil "Genovese" and also red leaved variety. Plus Courgette "Black Beauty", Broccoli and some sugar peas in my pop up greenhouse. The cabbages on my window silly germinated this week and I noticed this morning that a few tomatoes "Red Pear " have also popped up. Feeling green fingered!