January 2013–Year 6

Decided to post some news of what has been happened in the plot so far….

During January…..

The general view of the plot still flourishing…. winter bloom….

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Broad Beans at bed 2….

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Lettuce at the edge of bed 2…

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Purple sproutings were growing strong….

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Winter Spring cabbage……. Spring Hero

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Rhubarb showed new growth in January….

rhubarb copy

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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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Week 9 – Year 2 Easter

6th April – 12th April 2009 Easter Week

A week fit for the occasion, rain and windy days and nights…. during rainy days best work on blog posts……

A short week for me, as I do celebrate this festival with church services, family gathering, I love festival especially here in UK there are not many festivals to celebrate or for any occasion to have fun and joy, for me I love festival for yummy good food preparation….

Pick up some home grown double petal daffodils for decor, these daffodils has good scent and nice for the season…

Easter daffodlis

Lots of rhubarbs harvested, making rhubarbs apple pudding, rhubarb crumble and try the rhubarb current apple cake too, the latest recipe come from the vine line is to chopped some ginger while cooking the rhubarb…. since rhubarb is very popular growing in allotment sure I shall looking out to try new recipe in the coming days….

Rhubarb harvest

Next week while the gang is here I would like they help in to do some handy job for the patio paving at the allotment, watch this space….

Forecast the weather next week is wet and cloudy….

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Week 7 – Year 2

23rd March – 29th March 2009

The week started with a change of sunny spring warm weather to a more like showery April, unstable with odd showers and a bit turn back to late wintry……

To start with the week I have upgrade the pot sizes of all the chilies and shoo flies plants at the greenhouse …..

Lovage

Transplant some Lovage to home front and found that it is good for the plant to break up to replant after a few year at the same spot…..

lovage

Rhubarb

The Rhubarbs plants are looking good and promising, will have my first pick soon….

rhubarbs w7y2

Board Bean

The 2 patch of Board Beans are all different in the look, the patch sown in early October last year been doing very well and even have flowers now.  The other patch sown in mid November was not that good, most of the seeds has not germinated well, the conclusion is the wet Autumn last year affected the vital moment.  The lesson learnt from this is to sown the Board Beans either in October or late March.  I have sown the second batch in those cardboard tissue rolls at the greenhouse in February time and gradually climatise in the cold frame then plant into the patch….

Board beans w7y2

Cabbage

The next proud achievement is all my Spring Hero cabbages, they are doing fine and making a good show and the taste are most deliciously yummy….

Spring Hero

New Plants : Carrots, Parsnips and Salisfy

Seeds and plants has been sown and planted during the week, Bernard has sown 3 rows of Carrots, I have planted in Parsnips and Salisfy which both are germinated and climatise in the cold frame first and now planted into the plot….

new plants

Harvest

Wala the harvest at the plot always gave a fantastic feel, cabbages and the Swiss Chard are really tasty, so earthy and fresh, better than those vitamin pills …..

harvest cabbages

Project: old spade

This is a genius project, a great tip from Bill, to recycle an old old spade, saw it into 2 half, the spade part concreted at the edge becomes soil boots scraper, and the handle becomes a tool to help in planting leeks, potatoes and bulb plants….. this is a marvelous idea.

spade afterlife

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Week 5 – Year 2

9th March -15th March 2009

Just planting more seeds at home, tidy up and have the lawn mower did the first job this year…

The two rhubarb plants growing happily in the pots at my home front…. they are a trial and hope it will produce good tasty rhubarb this summer…..

rhubarbs

Renew some recycled flying objects and this time made it sturdy…. with strong tape heated by hair dryer to stick it tight, this is an improvement for strong wind but have to test for gale force wind …..

recycled bottles

Spring feel is everywhere and here is some of the splash at the home front…

Spring

The weather forecast for the coming week is beautiful sunny and dry, I expect lots of activities at the allotment….

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