Hong Kong Trip (1) Discovery

Spent 2 weeks in Hong Kong after the Christmas, among all the happenings over there…. I discovered a small paradise… a drop of greenery within the concrete buildings and blocks… and the people who look after them are real gardeners who know the best… that is grow the plants that suit the local climate and it always work out fine…..

 

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Week 42 – Year 2 (Rain, Wind, Damp, Wet)

23rd November – 29th November 2009

The sky still laden with rain clouds, heavy down pours on and off…. sad to hear that lives lost  in this bad weather….

A cold spell snap in at the end of the week….. catch a dry spell and popped down to the plot to check any damage…. it looks OK …

Parsnip

Dug out some parsnips and found some of them has fork out, but still can be edible for put into stews… one of them has the longest root so far I have seen in my plot…

Parsnip

Cabbages

All the rest of cabbages seems growing fine, the summer variety Primo (7 of them) will soon be picked as they cannot stand in the cold weather…. feast of cabbages soon on the menu..

cabbage

Lettuce

All these Lettuce will be out soon as they too cannot stand the cold here even they are winter variety unless they are covered up with fleece or poly tunnel… so stir fried Lettuce on the menu too….

lettuce

Bed no. 8

This bed is fantastic, all signs of decent growth of vegetable…. Onions, Peas, Board Beans….

Bed 8

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Week 20 – Year 2 (FF & MJ)

22nd June – 28th June 2009

Shocked to hear that actress Farrah Fawcett and singer Michael Jackson both passed away this week…. both were with my time era… sort of accompany my yesteryears… the ‘Charlie’s Angles’ and the ‘Jackson Five’….  Their achievements had given lots of people and myself great pleasures and joy… wish them both rest in peace now….

At last we have some downpours this week and ease a bit of the dry spell…. forecast a mini heat spell for the coming week…

Cabbage Tundra

At last I have planted out the 10 cabbages in the area I have harvested all the winter onions… as a rule, again covered up from the pigeons….

cabbage Tundra w20y2

Spaghetti Squashes

My SS seems settled down where they are now and in the greedy side planted couple Dwarf Beans at the corner, guess they’ll be swarm by the squashes soon…

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Three Sisters Planting

The trial with this method of planting is taken place so far OK, I shall make them a bit roomy next year as I can see them starts a bit squashed and I can imagine when they are full grown… probably all tied up each other….

3 sisters plantins w20y2

Fruit Pie

Here is my trial to make this fruit pie from the fruits given by my friendly plot growers…. Hazel’s red currents and Fred’s gooseberries…. yum yum….

fruit pie w20y2

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Week 31

8th – 14th September 2008

Another miserable week on the weather side, wet wet wet, even get me under the weather, had got a slight damp chill …… may so get a rest to get it over.  Still the walk to the allotment raise my spirit because there are plants growing there, they are small and simple but beautiful ….

Highlights of this week

Dashed in between the rain I managed to get some plants in….

New plants

Radish

The radish has germinated within a week’s time, it must be the moist in the air…..

Sunflower

Got a glimpse of my sunflower on top of roof, how come they grow that tall ………

Produce of this week

Decided to collect all the sweetcorns and keep on picking all the mature vegetables, all delicious in taste too ……

Looking forward for a better next week, but the forcast is still not stable, well I just have to dash in and out again ……

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 …