Week 6 – Year 2

16th March – 22nd March 2009

What a sunny warm spring feel week we had, sunny with lots of blue sky, not bad to start with the second half of March.  Lot of activities at the plot and the cultivator’s tone up the first season’s concerto…….

Plot 7’s plotter has moved in 2 chickens with cages constructed at the far end of the plot, all of us just hope this is a wise move and if not the fox will have a supreme good feast…. photos to follow…..

Seeds Galore

Lots of seeds has germinated and they looks fine but still I have to wait for the right moment to plant them in the plot…. timing is vital as said.

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Project

At last I have erect 2 more posts at the berries corner, so my blackberries, raspberries plants will have sturdy support and hope that I shall have some good berries later in the year…. plus I have put about 10 strawberry plants in between…. really hope to make some strawberry ice cream in the summer….

project posts

Sweet Peas

The sweet peas that I have sown in those recycled toilet rolls last year November time has stood up the severe winter well and been at the cold frame for awhile, now is the time to grow at my plot, here they are……

sweet peas w6y2

JCB

My JCB has been busy helping in the plot, since we have only half plot, the machine cultivator is not necessary and mainly on the manual power.  So my manual power is my personal humanoid JCB……..

JCB @ w6y2

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Week 4 – Year 2

2nd March – 8th March 2009

Seeds

Lots of sowing at greenhouse, seeds galore at this time of the year…..

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week4year2 seeeds galore2

Soil / Ground

Look after the ground and soil is half way successful for all plants grown…. a tip I guess everyone know about it.  Here is my practice on this…..

soil improvment w4y2

JCB @ work

Another clip of my favourite JCB … helps in to rebuild the pathway, as it was a slope form to make it to be a proper step and here it is …..

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Week 4

Discover a moon calender on web that help in planting, it is very interesting and may explore more from there.

More digging during the week, if not know what is JCB, here is a real metal one, but I only need the humanoid JCB for my mini plot.Bought some slab wood plank for the edging, for repairing those broken one and build some new one at the front. On Mother’s day, I have a got hand roll cultivator, I shall take a picture of it next time.

JCBDig in more compostimproving bit by bitplot ready to plant out

Bought myself a 4 tier plastic greenhouse and a cold frame, very excited to have all these new toys.

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So far I have got potatoes chitting fine in my conservatory, some garlic has sprouted and I have transfer them to 3 inch pots, runner beans has grown fine in pots, 2 lots of board beans, those in the pots been doing fine outside and ready to ground, the others has just new shoots just coming out. all the berry plants also doing fine standing outside and ready to ground too.

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Have sow 2 different kinds of tomatoes; money and cherry, also sow some sweet pepper, spinish beet, sun flowers and snap dragons (my summer favour).

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Week 3

Here we go to week 3 when compare other plots neighbours been there more than 15 years and i.e. they have been there more than 728 weeks; OK, I am on the rolling to no. 3, long way to catch up, but at least I have started……

Scatter some Compost Maker into the compost bin, hope for the best compost for future use.trial for compost making

Get another humanoid JCB which is handy although have to pre book in the future.my another humanoid JCB

Soak more board bean till they spout then transfer to toilet rolls, invent a handy funnel to fill compost to the toilet roll

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The bought board beans and raspberry, gooseberry and blackberry are put into individual pots. The sweetpeas seem growing fine.

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Week 2

We have cold nights mostly frosty in the morning but fine sunny day time. Saturday Bernie set up the compost bin, dug up another row.

New Compost bin

Wire mesh at the bottom

Follow by the bin

Job done

 

Sunday I cleared up the front part by the shed, prepare to set up some flowering theme there The Front part

 

 

Too cold the next few days, went to Clevedon with Val on Wednesday…..

Val in ClevedonClevedon Pier

 

Bought 2 pots of board bean for £2, and totally have 23 board bean plants, less than 10 pence each, I think it is well worth. Also bought 2 packets of ready plants including 6 x Raspberry, Blackberry, Gooseberry, Tetberry and Blackcurrent less than £4.

 

Draw up a plan for future reference of plot 25A plot-look-in-drawing.gif

At the end of week 2, everything seems looking good, with my super digger and more plants put in nursery stage…… Super Diggeronion sets and othersMore plants at Nursery stage

 

Week 1: My Plot 25A

Bless with the beautiful weather; sunny and dry although a bit on the cold side, it is good time to take over an allotment, my 25A The plot is not bad in condition, it was a big relief after hearing and seeing others took over a piece of wasteland or jungle. Although it is only half of a plot, for the starter as I am, it is just fine. It is about 127 square yards in total, share half shed with 25B. In the coming days I shall spend time there dig and grow…..

1-this-is-it.jpg Look a bit messGet my humanoid JCBA well dug bedAfter the first clearSun bathing fox

A very satisfy first week having my allotment, thanks the weather, thanks the former owner whom has leaving me a descent plot, more so thanks for my wonderful humanoid JCB. Besides all these dig and dug, I started to get some potatoes to chit at the conservatory, here they are..

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