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

Three R's

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


Picked a few today.  Nice and round,lovely colour,  crisp and peppery. So pleased!


Nearly everything at home is planted.... In with the courgettes today!


Planted my cabbages and broccoli today.  Temporarily rigged up some netting to protect from birds whilst waiting for some enviromesh to arrive from ebay. Its bird protection and also from cabbage whites.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Wet and Windy Week

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

More seeds in...

After dashing up to the plot last night in fear of overnight frost, I sowed another row each of Rocket, Radish, Spring Onions and Beetroot. Thinned out, weeded, watered and also took my beloved Canon with 50mm lens for a walk about the allotments. Have a look here for the shots. It was so peaceful, sunny and warm. Just lovely. Everything is growing nicely. Will soon take the plants up from home which are coming along in my greenhouse.