Saturday, 25 June 2011

Weeding,Digging and Tidying.

The potatoes seem to be doing OK.It's a shame that the derelict plot next to me has 6 foot high weeds.Their non cultivation notice has gone out and next month if the council are up to scratch there should be a new tenant.
It seems a never ending cycle weeding and rubbish bags,I'm now up to 12 so a tip run beckons.
I have planted Painted Lady runner beans and harvested radishes,peas,early potatoes,more garlic,carrots and some overwintering onions.
The digging is coming along and I have weeded in between the beds.
The garden has had a general tidy up and I have planted Golden Sunrise and Alicante tomatoes.I have also planted out some Primo Cabbages and Green and Purple Kohlrabi.On the salad front I have done Corn salad and Eis salad lettuces which I bought in Austria earlier in the month.I had some overwintered Nantes carrots which tasted gorgeous.
The garden table is now empty due to me planting out a load of flowers so Mrs P can now put up the umbrella and sit out in the sun.
The greenhouse is flourishing and the tomatoes are coming along.
My container potatoes are showing early signs of blight so will be emptied soon I only hope that I have some sort of crop.
In the conservatory I have planted Basil,Dill,Thyme and Catmint and potted on some Golden Sunrise tomatoes destined for the allotment.I also have had my first Piccolino cucumber which is currently chilling in the fridge.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A good session at the allotment.

No rain stoppages today.I planted some Cauliflowers,AYR Lettuce,Coriander and Gladiator parsnips.Earlier I planted some Boltardy beetroots,Sparkler radishes,Rocket and some Austrian white radishes.
I then cleared out a bed that contained some woody radishes and then started to clear up the other half of the allotment.4 bags of rubbish later and it looked a lot better.
In the garden I brutalised a ceanothus while Mrs P did the same to some Ivy.I planted out some Moonlight runner beans,Cauliflower,Little Gem lettuce and some radishes.
In the conservatory I am trying again my Greek giant beans.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Long time no post

The garden and allotment are still progressing.Some successes and some failures.I have recently had a weeks holiday so left everything to nature's mercy in the garden.
From the allotment I have had radishes,spinach, an overwintering onion,early potatoes and some peas.Much weeding has been done since my last post.The broan beans are covered in blackfly and have done badly.
In the greenhouse I have loads of tomatoes potted up,some peppers and chillis.
The growbag has Koralik tomatoes in it.
From the garden I have had some lovely overwintered broad beans,radishes and rocket.I have also potted up some tomatoes that have self seeded from last year and they will end up at the allotment.
This morning I dug out a tree and cleared a patch for Moonlight runner beans.I have sorted out 1 flowerbed and filled it with Cosmos,Verbena Bon.,Lavatera,Dahlias and others.
My Greek giant beans have failed as has my first batch of Moonlight beans.
In the Conservatory my Cucumber has a number of fruits,my chillis are growing and I have 5 different types of Basil.
Now its time to plant some lettuce and salad crops.