Week 15

19 May – 26 May

Fleece Up

The weather in May is unpredictable as it should be, it may be feeling summery one moment and it may be back to wintry feel next. The forecast at the beginning for this week is cold and some places may have frost warning, so here I am get my plants especially the young ones wrapped up with fleece.

Weedling

Whatever rain and shine, cold or warm, if the vegetable plants grow and so does weed, here come Bernard give a hand to help weedling…..

Planting of this week

Pak Choi

Spaghetti Squashes

Brussels Sprouts

Marigold

Produce of this week

Bits and Pieces

Tadpoles

Home made organic pesticide

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Week 14

11 May – 18 May

China Earthquake

A sad week of what happened in China, felt very heavy, made you see that nature always got the upper hand. Please help what you can, there are many venues waiting for everyone’s generous help, you see this earthquake affected area is the same size as the whole Europe, real big disaster. My thanks for the Red Cross to pass our donation to help the needed…..our prayers are with all the people over there…..

Watering

With sunny temperature 24 °C warming up, basically watering become a major task, Bernard & I popped up to the plot either in the morning or evening mainly for this purpose.

Comfrey plants

My mail ordered comfrey plants has arrived, looks a bit pale and lanky, I’ll put them in pots to make sure they’ll grow before put them into the ground.

Weedling

Weeds are flourishing as all vegetable growing, in nature’s eye they are all the same but not us human, we eat vegetable not weeds, so the battle is on, either vegetable win or weeds win…..here is my weapons use in this battlefield…..

Planting for this week

This week new vegetable put in the ground are butternut squash, courgette (green and yellow), pumpkin, celery and turnips…..

Vegetables shown this week

Carrot seeds has germinated, radish ripping, lattice looking greener, both potatoes in ground and in bags are floursing. At the front row there are some lovage appearing from the ground and it seems growing fine and I think I shall keep it. Generally the plot looks healthy…

Produces of the week

Cauliflower given by Janet @ ploy 6, that is so deliciously fresh and has made a meal ‘Cauliflower Delight’

Bits & Pieces

I was debating to use miscellaneous as the title but this one won at the end for the funny reason…. I have mail ordered a ladybird house from RSPB for the allotment, hoping the ladybirds will settle there and give me a hand to control aphids…..

Week 13

3 May – 10 May

As planned I’ve put in my sweetcorn and sunflowers young plants, they were all grow from seeds at home. Also I have filled in the gaps of the plot with carrots seeds, radish seeds, onions set and beetroot seeds. In between the board beans plants I have inserts 4 little jam lattices.

In between growing and weeding I did some picking too, I’ve started thinning some seedlings and crowded young veg, and made use of them to start my culinary activity, happy to check it out from Thin Out Greens from my Vegetplotlot Feast page.

The cabbage plants seems growing strong and generally plot 25A looking good….

Go back to my tadpoles, check them out this week, they seems OK with the frog in the same pond so far……

Week 12

27 April – 2 May.

After last week heavy labouring work, the new front look is a lot better.

April shower does a lot of good to the plants and so does weeds too, I did mostly weeding this week. Also I have not forget my home garden, did some spring cleaning, remove old plants and cleaned most pots for the new season dressing. Lawn mowing is another task, I prefer dig out all the weeds instead pouring chemical stuff, and see the nice neat lawn under my green finger plus back ache.

Here are some of my spring plants doing their best cheerio before the new season.

Remember my little tadpole and my frog pond, and here they are…..

The plan for next week is planting lattice, sun flowers or may be sweet corn, put lobelia and fuchsia into flower pots and baskets….