Week 52 – Year 2 (Final week of 2nd Year)

1st February – 8th February 2010

My second year of Allotment has reached the day on the eighth of February, the very day when I took over the plot on the 8th February 2008.

Vegetplotlot… my allotment journals has reached the second year end too…. really time flies while you are in depth of it….

Conclusion of my second year allotmenting was real fun plus added on great experiences on planting…. the bonus is the techno on record this project and got myself learning, reading and seeing more… “throw a stone and caught more  than 2 birds”….

Fox at the Plot

One of the bird that I caught is to meet the real wild life; the chance that I can meet a relaxing fox having his sun bathing is absolutely impossible until I have a allotment and meet this wild visitor every so often over there….

Fox in sun 1

Foxes are clever, they know when is the best time to pick up all these free dose of Vitamin C from the winter sunshine….

Fox in sun 2

Compost Bin

While I was at the plot with the lovely weather, I have cleared up the last compost bin and spread out the rich composted stuff around the plot… feeds for the earthworms….

Compost bin

Swiss Chard

Noticed the severe weather this year still have not affected much of the Swiss Chard, new leaves still shooting out…..

Swiss Chards

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Week 32 – Year 2

14th September 2009 – 20th September 2009

Into the mid of September, we are having good sunny weather this year, noticed that plot 1’s tomato plants has picking up the ripening colour….

Tomato @ plot 1

tomato @ plot 1

Chilli

The plants needs to turn the colour is in the right time, here is my Chilli plants at home are doing fine to turn to reddish too….

red chillies

JCB

It is around this time of the year to empty the compost bin as it has been working a year round to produce rich compost at the bottom base….. here come the JCB giving a hand to empty the compost manure to the plot’s beds….

Soil carer 1

soil carer 2

Harvest

Pick my first Spaghetti Squash and the other mature plants, one of my Chinese Leaves weighted nearly 4 pounds….

harvest w32y2

Winter Cabbages

I have put all my young toddlers winter cabbages outside for days and nights now to let them climatise before planting them into the plot bed…..

winter cabbages

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Week 37

20th October – 26th October 2008

My niece came to stay for this 2 weeks, show her lots of informs about allotmenting while she following me to the plot.  I hope she will get some interest about this nature sightseeing than the Cabot Circus……

Highlight of this week

At last I have pulled down and collect all my spaghetti squashes, not too bad as I have got totally six large squashes, 4 medium sizes and half dozen small sizes from 2 seeds that I pot them in April this year.  Now I have got the plant to put to composting, the best way of recycling…….

Plot 11 Mike gave me a pumpkin and I have quite a few collection of the squashes and pumpkin this year….pie, cake, soup and a few for roast is in order for the coming glooming cold winter…..

My brussel spouts still standing fine and already have a few for sup the other day, really yummy…..

The rest of plants still growing and I think when the frost come next week, I shall get all the sweet corn down ….. collect the corn hair and use the corn for soup ingredients…….

Week 36

13th October – 19th October 200

Nice weather this week…. Gordon Brown showed some signs of pulling the slump of recent financial downfalls…wait and see then…..

Prefer to the allotment, if really I have a disaster of bad spell on the plants I just have to regrow them in other time with another way or even go for other variety….

Highlights of this week

A Happy Grower

This week we have our happy Mike who is happy for what he grow…..big sweet parsnips and juicy carrots….love to see all these wonderful produces and the happy grower too.

Crops of this week

At this pleasent weather all the existing crops at the plots seem catching up the growth, here are some of them…..

JCB

This week my dear and wonderful JCB always handy to help in doing the donkey work….dig and turn over the soil….love this humanoid machinery dearly……

Produces & New plants

Obviously this is the time to pick as much as you can, and at the same time I have sow in some seeds at home, winter lattuce, more cabbages and sweet peas ……

Composts

Composts keep on filling into the trench and even created a mini hole to fill in more composts for the soil….

We have two consecutive pleasent weeks so far, full of anxious to see how the change of weather affecting the growth with all the veggies, lots of to learn about this…..

Week 35

6th – 12th October 2008

News of the stock market really gloomy, like avalanche or afterwards of a tsunami…..expect will last for sometime, probably the next few years…..(Bible said having seven years good harvest, follow by seven years draught)……I think it is time to back to basic….do some caring around us…people and nature….

We had beautiful sunny days this week to compensate the bad news….spent most days at the plot, keep filling my compost heaps, did some picking too; the highlight of this week is the Spaghetti Squashes. At the same time planted out some boardbeans, strawberry plants and put in couple sprouted potatoes into the grow bag and cross my fingers plus a prayer and hope they grow for the coming Christmas…..having fun at the plot….

The weather forecast for next week is not too bad, still carrying on sunny spell and may be an odd shower…..

Week 32

15th – 21st September 2008

The best way to get rid of a cold ….. besides resting, the next best way is to get up to go to the allotment, being there can ease the cold symptom as breathing in fresh air can help the congested sinus….. that is what I did this week …..

Highlight of this week

Compost

Thanks for the JCB, he helped to dig in all the compost into ground and hope for the best for the next period of grow …. Also I have rearrange the layout of all the compost bins that I have, 4 of them now locate at the end of 4 rows, and rotate them in next year….think this should be good plan…

Plants @ the plot

The plants in this week generally growing fine, PakChoi, Kohlrabi, Chinese Leaves Rocket, Spaghetti Squashes, Sweetcorns and flower plants are looking OK, except ….. Leeks are attacked by leeks moths and I was suggested to squeeze some diluted Jeys fluid and hope the leeks will survive in the next few weeks….an eye now on you…..LEEKS

New Plants of the week

Swedes and Mizuna Leaves salad are put in this week…

Produce of this week

Harvest the mini pumpkin and suppose to take for the Church fate, but I have kept it for tasting first before posion others…..The cucumber and figs are from home garden, the rain does help to produce all these sweet figs and fat cucumbers ……

Bits and Pieces

I have cut the bottom stalk of all the French Runner Beans as they are nearly finished and it can quicken to dry up some beans for next year seeds (a trick told by Shirley from plot 12).

The mooli was not very good this year, it must be growing in some undug ground, the root is not deep enough to produce juicy root….I shall try next year…

The forecast for the coming week is sunny dry, is that mean time for autumn cultivation…….

Week 30

1st – 7th  September 2008

What a wash out week, more than 60 flood warnings in this country during the week and you can imagine how wet situation we are having…… miserable also for the people like me who love the gardening…….

At least I manage to dash in and out of the rain to the allotment to get some photos and get some work done …

Highlights of this week

General View

Swedes

Radish

Runner Bean Posts

Composts

The rain seems not going away for awhile as the coming week still wet and gloomy, we definately had a washout summer.  Plot 6 & 7 had announced never grow tomato outside as blight had attacked and all ruined.  It seemed blight occured in continued wet period.