Thursday, 31 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Monday, 21 March 2011
I have spent some time in the garden weeding,clearing out cat shit,hoeing and finally planting out radishes and rocket.
I received a seed package from Gardener's Corner forum whereby you get peoples unwanted seeds and send off your unwanted seeds to the next person on the list.I have potted up a few flowers just to see what they are like.
I have had another seed planting session Falstaff brussel sprouts,Picolino cucumber and Nasturtiums and potted on English Basil and San Marzano tomatoes.The conservatory and window sills are quite full as is the greenhouse.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Yesterday I filled my composting system (Xmas present) which are three plastic sacks on a metal frame.My 2 daleks were emptied,one sack has the older compost which should be ready soon,the middle one is this years waste and is filling nicely with worms from my leaf mulch which I sorted out too.I cleaned out my plastic greenhouse ready for filling,
I filled a potato planter bought last year with various bags of used compost from last year and planted some carrots and spring onions as an experiment.
Cosmos,Dahlia Duo and Golden Sunrise have been potted up and a few more seedlings are popping up.
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Yesterday was garden weeding,hoeing and pruning day in the garden.I planted some peas and potted on various seeds.
I went to do my first shift at the allotment shop today which seems to involve standing around and chatting and lifting the odd bag of compost.I bought some shallots and onion sets and got some dahlia advice so a pleasant two hours since it was raining.
I have had my plot remeasured by the site rep and find that I have been digging in the wrong place and that my garlic is on someone else's plot.I have also inherited another tree.It is a bit of a nuisance I wish somebody could draw up a decent set of plans.
Friday, 11 March 2011
Went to the Allotment AGM tonight and have volunteered for Sunday morning shop duty.
Potted on my Sungold,Minibels and Nasturtiums and planted some Anaheim chilli and Cabbage Primo.
My main problem seeds so far are Koralik tomatoes 1 out of 4 seeds germinated and Verbena Blue Lagoon 100 % failure rate so far.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Monday, 7 March 2011
I also uncovered the groundsheet and dug a trench for carrots.The overwintering worked, very few weeds just crouchgrass debris.Next year I will be covering up a lot more soil.
I had another seed session today English basil,Austrian Basil,Thai Basil,Chives and some flowers.
The AYR Cauliflower,Broccoli and Onions are now in the greenhouse.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Another trench dug,12 bags of rubbish taken to the tip in the pouring rain.So last years debris has now all been disposed of.Weather has been bad for last few days so no more allotment time.
Potted on some All Year Round Cauliflowers and Broccoli.
Have taken some cuttings of Voodoo fuschias.
Windowsill full of seedlings mainly tomatoes.The conservatory is already too full and I don't think the plastic greenhouse is warm enough for stuff yet.
Planted some Golden Sunrise Tomatoes and Jumbo Sweet Peppers today as it is now officially March.
Although I am itching to do more I think that the weather needs to improve so I am erring on the side of caution.