Beginning of May–year 5

Here are the views of all my beds at the allotment at the beginning of May, some are already filled and some are preparing for the newbies….

Bed 1 – Rhubarbs are flourishing…. Gladiolus, Sweet peas has planted in….. on the side the hardy Lovage, Chives and Welsh onions are coming back to live….     

Bed 1 early May 2012

Bed 2 – prepared half of the bed to become seed bed which has been sown in Pak Choy, Iceberg Lettuces, Spring Onions, Spinach, Radish, Parsley and Parsnip….. the second half of the bed has set aside for the Mange touts peas, Iceberg Lettuce….

Bed 2 early May 2012

Bed 3 – planted in some Iceberg Lettuces in between the First Early potatoes…

Bed 3 early May 2012 copy

Bed 4 – same as bed 3…..

Bed 4 early May 2012

Bed 5 – Board beans and Strawberries….

Bed 5 early May 2012 copy

Bed 6 – Main crops of potatoes…

Bed 6 early May 2012 copy

Bed 7 – Main crops of potatoes too…

Bed 7 early May 2012 copy

Bed 8 – one fifth of the plot has been planted with Board Beans through winter months… the rest of the bed will be dug for Cabbages, Calabrese and Cauliflower…(the treble C)…. Bed 9 has been dug over with compost trench through the winter months and at the moments is waiting for plants….

Bed 8 early May 2012 copy

Bed 10 – the bed of Onion (both white and red), Shallots, Garlic… this has been through the winter months…. Bed 11 is being dug over ready for Beetroot, Carrots and Sweet corns..…

Bed 9 early May 2012 copy

Bed 12 – the Raspberry bed need a bit of tidy up…. otherwise it looks promising….

Bed 10 early May 2012 copy

Bed 13 – this bed is temporary made and still a testing ground…. by the compost bin I have transplant some Spinach seedlings there and the long end has been planted in main crops Potato….

Bed 11 early May 2012 copy

Bed 14 – the Tansy plants, Comfrey plants gets along fine, and the Globe Artichoke has some new shoots showing too…. Bed 15 the wild flower bed has just sown some new wild flowers seeds……

Bed 12 early May 2012 copy

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Newbies & Oldies – Year 4

April onwards 2011

We have a whole month bathing with sunshine… forget about April showers… carrying cans and cans of water became the main task….

Newbies

Sowed bundle of seeds at home’s conservatory…. they are the newbies for this year…

Onions for this summer, I have grown them from seeds for trials, sowed them in February, here they are sprouts nicely and I shall let them grow on then re-pot them and plant out in May….

Pak Choy is my favourite… sowed in seeds within a few days they are out and thriving strong, re-pot them in March and plant out soon …

pak choy & onion seedlings

Soak some other seeds like squashes, sweet corns, beans , cucumber, tomato…… in water and covered with wet kitchen paper then cover with the cling film…. when seeing the little sprouts from the seeds then transplanted into pots with soil… sows in a little TLC plus some luck they will grow on….

seedlings 1

But then they are real pain when you got thousand matters to deal with and ops forget to check them and…. they dried out… the allotment just the safe backup….. sowed seeds direct into the seed bed prepared at the end of past winter….. prayers say for morning dews and night moist… even a dry April, here comes the sprouts of radishes, beetroot, turnips, parsnips and spinach etc. …… the thinning can be uses as salad…

seedlings 2

April is the month or After Easter period is for most plants restart their new life… it makes you feel joy and wonder too by seeing the sprouting from seeds that you have sown…. look at the potato sprouting… a sign of newbies reborn…

potato sprouts

At the beginning of April, I have planted out the Pak Choy… from the seeds I sowed in pot at home…

pak choy

Oldies

I have planted out lots of Board beans in October last years, but they have been killed off by the severe winter early this year, so I have sowed some more seeds in February and planted them out in late March, look like that they have catching up and thriving at the end of April…..

Boardbeans

Planted lots of Garlic in November and December time last year and they have shown sturdy growth sign….

garlics

Last autumn sown Onions are showing great growing sign too… TLC is important…

Onions

Leeks has been touch and go… planted in June July time last year…. been attacked by leek moths… still keep on standing through the winter months and here I have harvest them all at the end of April….

Learnt that they can be planted out even in August time to avoid the moths breeding period… so I shall try this year…..

Leeks

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Bumper Produces of October – Year 3

I have to add this second post for October as there are so much to record….  besides the fall of the big tree… digging trenches and the itching wild fox…. My very joy is the outcome of all the hard work…

Pumpkins and Squashes

Before I am to show off this year’s Pumpkins and Squashes, I have to post the images how the work of God’s art in the display of the plants…. could not believe a tiny seed can flourish the beauty of all those vines, leaves and giant yellowish flowers…. and the squashes are all hidden under the layers of leaves and vines…. amazing…

Squashes plants1 copy

Squashes plants2 copy

Here are the lots of Pumpkins and Squashes I have been harvested from my plot….

Pumpkins & Squashes1 copy

Pumpkins & Squashes2 copy

Harvest Galore

I am very pleased with the Pak Choy, Chinese Green Rocket Cabbage, Fennels, Raspberry and ….

Pak Choi1 copy

Green Rocket cabbage copy

Fennels1 copy

Mooli

Growing successful this year and they have met my merit and my steamed Mooli cake is really yummy….


Feast

Besides  Mooli cake, here are some more feasting dishes for the month…..

4 inches high chocolate cake….

4 inches tall Chocolate Cake copy

Make use the Raspberry Coulis to sandwich sponge cake, this one with cream and strawberry too….

Raspberry Couli Cake copy

Besides Mooli cake, here is Mooli and Potatoes curry……

Mooli & Spud curry copy

Mooli cake… one more to look at….

Mooli Cake copy

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September Bliss – year 3

September 2010

There are always jobs when there is a plot ….. I mean allotment plot….

Trench

Bed number 10 has been dug out a trench by my loving JCB for composting…. well prepare for my three sisters planting in the coming new year……

Potato

This is the month to finish digging out all the main crop potatoes…. I have store them in sacks in the garage… not too bad this year and expected the stock will last till next Spring…

last dug spuds copy

Pumpkins & Spaghetti Squashes

The Spaghetti Squashes and Pumpkins are looking good… lots of pumpkin flowers and those tuned into pumpkins are pumping up even though mines are mini pumpkins origin…. Suddenly the Spaghetti Squashes plants are growing up and up and I have a few mounts of them in my beds…..

pumkin glow copy

Spaghetti Squashes view copy

Wild Patch

My wild flower patch has its height of showing off the full colour…. notice some lodgers are happy at my provided lodging place…. (frogs in my pond)

going wild copy

plot friend copy

Home sown & Home grown

I have sown some more Pak Choy, Spring Cabbages and winter onions & shallots at home and they are now ready to plant out at my plot….

My must Chilli plants again produce lots of Chilli and this is the time for them turn into reddish colour…

Home grown view copy

View at the plot

At the end of this month, I have planted out Bed number 9 with winter onions, shallots, Pak Choy, Spring cabbages and Mooli radish….

September grow 1 copy

Another great beauty at my plot are the Raspberry plants, the autumn fruiting one are keep on producing juicy berries… made lots of jams and coulis….

The new trial… Globe Artichoke is taking on fine and looking for my next year’s crop… Fennel plants are successful growing at my plot this year although I have planted them late and expected a none result…

September grow 2 copy

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May 2010 – Year 3

The working out at the extended plot is in the heights…. planting, watering and weeding…. as a saying “Nothing sow nothing gain”…. so here I am ready for the ball rolling…..

We still have not much rain during this month….. so watering is essential… elbow grease is needed….

Here is photo of collage view of my plot in May….

May begin collage copy

Beginning of May

Lots of seedlings are ready to plant out at the plot, some has been germinated well at the plot, such as beetroots, turnips, Spring Onions….

A short clips of what is happening………

Into the Mid of May…

At last the bed 11th has been dug over and ready to plants out young plants….. a lot of ad hoc works around the plot…… just keep life more entertaining…

Mid May planting copy

Coming to the End of May….

We have been busy around the plot just the busy bees, planting in tomatoes, corns, beans, Comfrey, Spinach, Lettuce…..  Weedlings has a big bloom too….. where is the supposed moist May…. we are having fun carrying water here and there…..

End May 1 copy

End May 2 copy

End May 3 copy

Obviously the joy is having the goodies after all the hard work, we have start the bumper harvest now and watch this space and more to the storeroom….

End May 4 copy

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Week 28 – Year 2 (Pumpkins & Spaghetti Squashes)

17rh August – 23rd August 2009

Noticed both my Pumpkins and Spaghetti Squashes are showing, if we have some sunny spell to help them maturing in the near future…. I shall be very happy have some Pumpkins and Spaghetti Squashes to present….

Pumpkins & Spaghetti Squashes

Here are some glimpses of my both beauty…

Pumpkins

Spaghetti Squashes

Mooli Radish

The third week of my Mooli Radish, noticed I used some of my Tansy plants flowers laid along both side of the Mooli… a myth of Tansy plant that said can ward off pests this way ???…. just for trial…

Mooli

Strawberry Plants

I have to move the Strawberry plants from Bed 7 to Bed 5, as they are too crowd with other Berry plants, this marks the first year of the three year cycle of the Strawberry planting….

Stawsberry plants

Tundra Cabbage

After all the ups and here is my downs, noticed the Tundra cabbages seemed caught some sickness, outer leaves dying, and pick one up and saw that the roots have puff up with knots and lumpy, sign of clubroot?…. that means this patch of bed need sterilised and liming for the future growing… the immediate action is get all 10 Tundra out…

Tundra cabbage

Harvest

This week have lots of pickings, the best bits are my Pak Choi and the Patty Pan squashes… especially the Patty Pan squashes which look so lovely and pretty…. a wonder of nature…

Harvest w28y2

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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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