Week 36 – Year 2

12th October – 18th October 2009

Thanks for a couple decent days in this week, popped down to the allotment picking most the Spaghetti Squashes and all pumpkins…. very please for this year’s fine grows…

Spaghetti Squashes & Pumpkins

Pumpkins & S Squashes

Mooli Radish

A big improvement from my last year growth and as the usual saying “got plenty room to progress”… at least this years I can cook some of the picking while last year mostly go to the compost bin… learned that they are better grow in early Spring or after the heat of Summer…

Moli Radish


My parsnips are produce good roots this time and as I planted in plenty in different beds this year, I have picked quite a few and they are really sweeter than the one bought from supermarket…



These are from Bert’s @ plot 19, as I said this year is good year with Beetroot, most plots have plenty and good stock of beetroot this year.  I pickle, salad and get them into soup… they are super yummy…


Board Beans

Planted in the Winter growth Board Beans @ Bed 4 & 5 top half, as I found that the growth is better planted in early than the one planted in Springtime, less Black fly trouble…..

Board Beans


Planted in some Winter Onions at Bed 8, they will grow through the winter…. pick as it grow for winter use…

Winter Onions

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Week 35 – Year 2 (Chilli & Beetroot)

5th October – 11th October 2009

At last we have rain, the sort of heavy rain that can soak through and through…. since we have a dry spell for a little while so this is very welcome for the ground soaking…..


Decided to clear out the patio and harvested all the Chilies, 4 x 10″ clay pots & 5 x 7″ plastic pots and what a bumper Chilli Galore…. very pleased for this first time experience….



All puff up in sizes with the comeback of the natural watering…. rain… I have pickle couple of them and end up with two big jars… the rest go to either salad or into my version of Russian oxtail beetroot soup…. they are delicious in whatever way of cooking…


Busy storing, pickling and freezing all the produces this week, the coming week is going to harvest some more…. truly experienced what harvest means in agricultural world….  besides ‘picking’, the following process ‘storage’ is vital too… that shows how you value the effort you put in making these vegetable grow…

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Week 12 – Year 2

27th April – 3rd May 2009

Wet wet wet this week to start with……

The beginning of a new month with promising a month of growth in agricultural products…. the rain do a lot of good to the ground for the growth…

Highlights for the week:

Bee plant… my name to it as it does attract a lot of bees and flying insects, the orchid like mini flowers are most beautiful and attractive, I transplant them from home to the allotment and it seems growing fine there.. and this is the second year there and it has a lot of new shoots coming up… looks like a promise….

My salad corner, seedling bed, beetroot, parsnips and Jerusalem artichoke plants are thriving, especially the Jerusalem Artichokes where I have left some roots from last year and they have new one shooting up, so I have the gold dust for this year again…..

bee plant salad corner seedlings w12y2 beetroot

parsnips Jerusalem Artichokes


The report on the potato growth is OK, they have been in the ground 4 weeks old now, the first early type are shooting up fine and the main crops has showing lives too, Bernard (my JCB) has been busy earthling up with 2 x 100 litres multi composts around them …..

potato view w12y2


The most exciting thing in allotment is the harvest picking, there are a lot from my plot even as early as in the year… I have not waste all my effort and they are so yummy to taste…

Harvast w12y2 board beans' tip

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Week 11 – Year 2

20th April – 26th April 2009

Pick lots of radish for salad lunch…. just like them young and crunch and have to pick them before the slugs… a competition with the pest…. last year they won first round, this time I am looking out….


Onion & Beetroot

Put in all the onions set that I bought sometime ago…. also planted in the seedlings of beetroot…

onion sets


Cabbage: Spring Hero

the cabbage just looking good and taste yummy… the thing is I put in 39 Spring Hero cabbages and only 2 passed away in mid of the winter, I have 37 cabbage to consume, well obviously not all at the same time, even I have given out a few to friends and plotters still have a lot to munch on.. feeling very satisfactory to have this wonderful achievement… from week 33 last year late September grounded the seedling at the plot…

spring hero

Tea Leaves compost

Tea leaves composting…. which I have tried to recycle the tea leave from those used tea bags… although they can be recycled the whole inside the compost bin, I decided to get the tea leaves out and use it as a concentrated compost to put in around young plants… a booster drink for the plants growth…

tea leaves 1

tea leaves 2 tea leaves 3

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Week 9

Have a wonderful week at my allotment, made all the acquaintance with most plot neighbours. They are really very friendly and full of top tips on how the soil and land’s behaviour to all sorts of plants. I enjoyed my walk there and when the lazy bug or fatigue bug stirred up I do call B come and pick me up, it all work fine….(his contribution to the allotment….an important joy, keep the work force going). Since we are now in April, the rain shower is unavoidable, in fact we allotment members do welcome this heaven sent vapour…..to dress up all growing things….

These cabbages seedings are given by Pat (plot neighbour 9)