Three sisters planting trial 2011

This year I have put bed no. 10 be my trialling bed for my ‘Three Sisters’ planting’… that is putting Sweet corns, Beans and Squashes together in one bed…. this mix and match planting has its own advantage for these three different kinds of plants….. 

Since this bed has been dug over during the winter months 2010, best bed to try on…..

The end result of all these three was the Squashes…. really champion for all my last three years outputs and that means I have lots of Courgettes, Marrows, Patti Pans, bountiful of those Lebanese white Bush Marrows…. Next best was the beans, my Borlotti Beans has a good year, my 2 tepees had bountiful and I have to recruit a helper for my beans harvest…. Unfortunately my sweet corns were not as my expect… mistake noted that they were put in centre of the bed as a crowd, which looks nice at the beginning but I found it difficult to access into the enlarged crowd to apply any TLC at the mid of its growing stage, therefore the yield was only half alright….

Here are some images I took for this project…..

3 sisters a 2011

3 sisters b 2011

3 sisters c 2011

3 sisters d 2011

3 sisters e 2011

3 sisters f 2011

3 sisters g 2011

3 sisters h 2011

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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 15 – Year 2

18th May – 24th May 2009

A busy week at the allotment and lots of happening……

My JCB + Handy Man

After a year having the allotment we decided to repair some of the rows edges at my plot, and here comes my humanoid JCB plus handy man…. measure and saw to it….

Three sister planting

Here is the link for how to do the Three Sister planting, in fact try Google it, there are more informs of this…. here I have tried at my plot to grow the corns, beans and squashes together. this is my first trial and my version of it, so watch this tiny space…..

2 & 3 sisters planting

Highlights of the week

Board beans

The early sown over the winter ones are fruiting nicely and looking forward to have some to taste next week.  The second crops are catching up and they are taller and start having baby beans… By the way I have pinched most of the tops of the board beans plants in my stir fry dinner, they are the most delicacy, the best of all green veggie…..

w15y2 board beans

Jerusalem Artichoke

I have left some Jerusalem Artichoke roots from last year’s harvest in the ground, and I have dug in lots of goodies in the area in late winter, and here they are…. the back to live of “gold dust”.

w15y2 Jerusalem Artichoke

Peas & Mangetouts

I saw that there are flower buds and flowers in my Early peas and Mangetouts plants and they are taller than my supported cages, that means I shall have the peas feast soon….. some said that when the peas are ready to pick, is the time to harvest the first early of potatoes too…

peas & mangetouts

Potato

Loads of potato flower buds and some starts blooming too….

potato flowers

Summer Cabbage

After the success of the “Spring Hero”, I decided to go for the summer variety “Winnigstat” at this time of the year and hope for some good eating later on…..

w15y2 summer cabbage

Salad leaves & Lettuce

Among all the cabbage, beans, peas and potatoes, here comes the salad leaves of Pak Choi, Lettuce, Mizuna leaves… they are yummy…

w15y2 salad leaves

Spring Onion

After the taste of the home grown spring onion, this is a must to repeat growing, so I get another pack of spring onion seeds and sow them in between rows of veggie…

w15y2 spring onion

Harvest

I could not waste all the effort to grow all these veggie, they are have to be appreciated by putting into the dinner plate to achieve their highest honour…..

w15y2 harvest

Next week is half term holiday, busy time suppose ….

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