Week 25 – Year 2

27th July – 2nd August 2009

Constant picking at this time of year and admiring and pick up tips from others….

Here is one example of someone’s allotment….

Pat & Barry (plot 9)

A mini garden with mini pond created at their front row… attract wild lives like frogs and all kinds of flying insects helpers for pollinating veggie plants…. they dry the onions above ground under plastic cover with air through both ends and bottom… grow left over beans from pots….

plot 9 w25y2

Parsnips, Potatoes and Turnips

Decided to dig out some parsnips to check how it looks like and found myself very satisfy by the look of them….some said it best to leave till the first frost.  Dug out some more potatoes too.

parsnips & spuds w25y2

I love Turnips especially use them to make savoury Turnips cake… my first time growing of the Red Globe type is successful and definitely will  grow more next year… my plotter friends Bill and Philp who have their special type of Turnips at the plot and kindly share some with me…. all tasted wonderful….sweet and yummy….

Turnips galore w25y2

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Week 24 – Year 2 (Rain Rain Rain…)

20th July 26th July 2009

It rains for days, absolutely soaking wet everywhere…. my front and back yards, my allotment plots…. only one thing that is happy for the rain is the Weeds, they are thriving mad… they never drown, never rot, never have blights…..

Popped down to the allotment while there has a gap of dry spell and look what I’ve found…

The Wrong Carrot

the wrong carrot

Pak Choi & Black Choi

At last planted in all the Pak Choi and Black Choi…. the waiting game is on… the wet and warm weather will speed up the growth… 2 to 3 weeks will be on my dinner plate…

Pak Choi & Black Choi w24y2

Pumpkins

I can see that they are forming nicely, I must have mixed up with the mini pumpkin seeds with the yellow pumpkins seeds… never mind… wait and see when October come… watch this space….

pumpkins w24y2

Manure

What a sight to see a ton of manure delivered at the site and found there are viewers sitting comfortably viewing the mount….. I prefer view them through the snap instead….

Manure   2

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Week 23 – Year 2

12th July – 19th July 2009

Back from the holiday break and in fact I need another holiday to recover the holiday just had…. the washing and all…..

We moaned of the flaming heat and now we moaned for where the heat gone…. too many rain showers now… don’t know when to due with the mountain of weeds at the allotment… and on the other hands all crops properly all juice up and ripe to pick….

Harvest

Picking is a cheerful motion and definitely plenty to pick… I have bumper good crops of potatoes this year, still plenty left in the ground to enlarge the sizes….. Besides my stocks there are others who are generous to share their pickings…. Thanks you Bill’s red currents and Barry’s cabbages…

bumper pckings w23y2

potato w23y2

General View @ week23 year2

Been away for a week but take a good look and it seems a lot has changed… pumpkins plants has taken shapes, cabbage Tundra has triple the size, Sweet Peas has blamed my away and started to fade… but my Jerusalem Artichoke has shot up in height and taller than the grower too……..

General view w23y2

Repair

After harvested all the potatoes at row number 3, my JCB hubby kindly offered to repair all the planks around the row… At least there are 2 rows out of 8 have fully renew all the edges at my plot.

row 3 w23y2

Chinese Cabbage

The Chinese cabbage seedlings shown strong growth, so I have cleared the Board Beans patch at row 2 and planted all the young plants in…. now just have to wait and see….

new plants in w23y2

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