Week 28

18 Aug -24 Aug 2008

I thought I would be too busy to visit my favourite place – my allotment – this week  as there are many visitors come from faraway land but they all love to visit this down to earth ground, especially my Mum.  Mum said that the allotment is  the jewel of this visit… Mum I love you, really love you very very much, you are the true beauty of my heart….

Highlights of this week

Visitors from HK

My mum the chief judge, is really happy to see all plants growing big and small, on the plates or in the vase, she has given all merits on all my projects…..the rest of the visitors seems enjoy the visit too…..

Produce of this week

Turnip

Dug up the giant turnip to make the beef stew and while I was at the plot, I was given some young turnips from Melvin at plot 6…. well the stew was delicious with all these turnips ……

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Week 27

11 August – 17 August 2008

Enjoy watching the Olympic Games on TV, watching these athletic movements that make me feel the power of human force ….. drain the sea and move mountain …. and I can dig and weed too….. my medals are all these juicy vegetables on my dinner plates….. really not bad.

Well this week visitors start rollin in ….. my niece visit first then my sisters and mother in the coming week.  They all will visit my plot and set out the judging marks ….. am I nervous ….. of course ….non…..

Highlights of this week

visitor no. 1 from HK

Nat was amazed of hows and whats on all the plants in my allotment, hasn’t seen how sweet corns growing stage and how come the sizes of potatoes can be that big, she just ‘Oh Oh Oh’ all the time ……

Courgettes

We have bumper harvest of courgettes ……

Project of this week

Shed

At long last the shed has been moved to the right spot at my plot with great help from giant friends …..

Well, next two weeks will be busy with visitors and friends, so wait and see the next saga of my plot…..

Week 26

3 Aug – 10 Aug 2008 Rain drops keep falling on my head…… this song has been spinning round the whole week synchronise with the weather, we have very humid wet days.  This affect most plants to puff up and the warm sunny spell in short appearance really did stimulate the growth too.  Besides busy at the plot, I have to whiz up a birthday roast for handy man, I would not miss the open ceremony of the Olympic Game too….. I shall glue in front the screen for my favourite sports for a while in the coming two weeks…. really where to find time to dig my plot…..

Highlights of this week

Flower power

The real bloom is catching up in this wet and humid plus the sudden sunny spell weather, you can see that all flowering and vegetating are doing all right…..

French runner beans

New Project of this week

Shed

The intended shed relocation has started rolling, catch in between wet and dry spell, hopefully will be fixed it next week…..

Pumpkin supporter

After harvesting and cut down the worn out sweet peas, the tripod use as the mini pumpkin support…..

Produces of this week

Beans and cabbages, beetroot and carrots…. eat as much as my hearty please….

Bits & Pieces

I have caught some glimpse of other plotter’s progress in their achievement…..very interesting, lot of successes except for one….

Week 25

28 July – 2 Aug 2008

July and August, my most busy time of the year and every years besides the Christmas…..this is because both my children birthdays are within two weeks, summer breaks means hosting their friends and our friends and relatives….. and come to realise that this is the high time of the allotment too, well isn’t it wonderful that life is so full of events that boredom is unthinkable ……………..

Highlight of this week

Tomato

The tomato plants ‘money maker’ starting its ripening process …………

Sweet corn

So does the first crop of sweet corns, the rain can help to puff up ………

Courgette

Courgettes are harvesting in large, both quantity and sizes, about to run out with recipes to do with them……

Mini Pumpkin

They are puffing up in sizes …………….

Flower power

Gladioli now in full bloom and so does marigolds and sweet peas, keeping all the flying insects frenzies …

Produces of this week

Lots of produces these days, still the fast eating cannot match up with the rate of produces……look at my turnip, like a football, took us four meals the consume it… stew, tarts,stir fry…..yum yum….

New project – shed

Bought a second hand half shed from John’s plot, ending up working full force in building from foundation, thanks both the handy man and JCB to contribute their strength and time…… just watch this space in the coming weeks …..

New plants of this week

January King

Put in six January King cabbages…….

Bits & Pieces

Just for inform, the first time seeing the flower form of globe artichoke …