January 2013–Year 6

Decided to post some news of what has been happened in the plot so far….

During January…..

The general view of the plot still flourishing…. winter bloom….

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Broad Beans at bed 2….

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Lettuce at the edge of bed 2…

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Purple sproutings were growing strong….

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Winter Spring cabbage……. Spring Hero

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Rhubarb showed new growth in January….

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Board Beans & Mangetout Peas 2012

There are more to add on my Trinity in beans area…… the Board Beans and the Mangetout Peas…..

Board beans has been planted in late November the year past, though the cold weather has snapped down a few I have replanted some in February…..they has produced another bumper lots at harvest time….

Mangetout Peas has been sowed and planted during May …. since the stir fry call for more and I have planted some more during June…. they are another kind of beauty with the juicy green jackets…. another must for every year to plant for…..

June View of the Board Beans… the wet June kept fatten the beans and heavily laden the plants…

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one bag of Board beans weighted around 12 pounds (5.5kg)….

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another sack harvested another day weighted 22 ponds (10kg)…

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watching couples episodes of NCIS and shelling all these beans at the same time…. great fun…

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Mangetout Peas too has a great show this year even with all the downpour of rain… have to play the seeker role very sharp as they like to hide…

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Stir fried recipes to call for when harvested all these juicy peas with its green jackets…. even put them in simple salad has its many encores too….

Mangetout harvest 2012

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Fantastic beans – my Trinity 2012

My Trinity apply to the Runner Beans, Climbing Beans and Borlotti Beans…… I put them all in one whole row at bed no. 8 this year 2012….

I have constructed the beans supported frame with special care and planning….. noticed that the weather can destruct any weak workmanship in the past…. my frame was built with lots of canes and steel poles and it has stood real wonder this year…. Also the bed has been used as compost trench during the winter months…. with all the goodies underground…. the result harvest was very satisfactory….

June view…. at the beginning of June, the young beans started to move upwards….

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July view….. from mid of July the runner beans has taken off like true runners…. beans flowers blooming and young beans has formed….

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August has been the busiest time to gather runner beans… they grow faster than I gather….

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Here are the runner beans… the variety ‘Liberty’ from Bert….. another name is ‘Long as an arm’…..

Liberty runner beans 2012

Next is the climbing beans…. catching up with the runner beans……

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‘Cobra’ the variety I planted this year…. used in lots of stir fried recipes….

cobra climbing bean 2012

Finally the Borlotti beans has appeared in August and continue forming till late September…..

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Have collected lots of Borlotti beans, after drying them for a while, shelling them gave lots of pleasure…. like the jewels popping out one by one… the nature artist has painted each bean a master piece with vibrant and subtle colour all at once…. love it all….

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Flower show @ my plot 2012

There are always ups and downs at the plot….. but the flowers’ show always cheer up whatever those downs bit….

Sweet Peas and Gladiolus are my love and it seems I do not grow tired of them, as they put up with me so far and gives me their best all along….. thank you….

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Gladiolus full bloom 2012 copy

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Sweet Peas 2012

I have grown some Cosmos last year and it add to my love list too…. here they are I transplant some of the young seedlings from home to the plot…. they just bloom and show off their honey beauty…. come on bees and all flying insects….

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my lush Cosmos

My little wild flower patch has not been regulate like my other beds…. but it still coming on fine…. dinky beauty comes in between the wild growth…. again thank you for the majesty of nature….

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Poppy full bloom 2012 copy

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Potato Yield 2012

Finally the potato planted around Easter time are ready to harvest…..

With so much rain this year….. though not suffer from any flooding scenario, caught the blight in some and have to cut down the top part in earlier stage and left the tuber in the ground continue to grow on before the harvest….

Here are the look of my this year’s yield….

First Early….

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Mid July harvest…. First Early type….

Mid July harvest 2012 

End July harvest… First Early type…

End July harvest 2012

the Main Crops harvested during August…..

Main crop Aug 12 a

Main crop Aug 12 b

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Update potato log–May & June 2012

This was taken at the end of May, all my potato beds has good signs of the crops…..

End of May look

Here comes the rainy June, no flood here at my plot, except the speedy growth of the crops… they are thriving through the wettest month of the record years past…..

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The flowers indicated the skin of the crops, white petals more less are white skin potato which the purple more less are the red skin potato….. nice to seeing all these flowers…. they looks pretty and another signs of good crops underneath…..

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