Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Weekly update

It seems that I am sowing my last bits of the summer and if they come up great if not there are destined for the compost heap.I have sowed some White winter bunching onions,green and purple Kohlrabi,Durham Early Cabbage and Black Tuscany Kale.I have also started a small nursery bed for flowers with Wallflowers and Stocks in them.Today I harvested some Painted Lady Runner beans,some Broad beans and carrots.I also dug over my old potato bed and got loads of volunteers

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Weather permitting

The last couple of days have been spent weeding as the weather has been variable to say the least.A couple more bags have been filled ready for the tip.I have sown some Nantes Frubund and Early Nantes carrots.I have harvested my first Painted Lady runner beans,my last batch of Broad beans,some beetroots and Picasso potatoes.I have made an attempt at tidying up my allotment tomato plants but don't hold out too much hope for them.
I worked at the allotment shop and spent 2 hours humping Daffodil bulb sacks.
I also got 10 large pots off of the allotment.
I have potted up a couple of San Marzano plants into them.
I have started my Christmas Emerald Vale potatoes in a container.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Not a great day

I weeded three beds and discovered white rot in my onions and had to throw some away.I also discovered one of my tomato plants has been broken off by what I do not know.I harvested a number of shallots,an AYR Letuce and an Austrian White radish.My neighbour has left me a load of wood to build a brassica cage which was nice of him.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Greenhouse reorganisation again

I rescued this little fellow from drowning in one of my saucers
In the hope of getting some San Marzano tomatoes this year I have repotted a couple of plants and some even have a few flowers.I have emptied out all of the crap that is not growing and given the remainder a good watering.Now I have Anaheim chillies,Peppers,San Marzano, Sungold and Gardeners Delight tomatoes all growing away.
In the other greenhouse I have Koralik tomatoes,Anaheim Chillies and a couple of Marketmore cucumbers.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

More weeding

The weather has meant an absence from the allotment recently and of course I have come back to weeds,weeds and more weeds.
I have harvested Carrots,Spring Onions,Rumba Onions,Lettuce,Austrian White Radishes,Rocket,Broad Beans and some Picasso potatoes.
I have planted some AYR Lettuce,Feldsalat and Kopfsalat.
I have done a bag of weeding and tidied up some of the beds.
In the garden I have had some Sungold and koralik tomatoes and a Picolino cucumber.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Nearly been a year now

Although I haven't finished digging the whole plot I feel that I have made some progress as the picture below shows.
The 6 foot weeds are safely down the tip and I have had a fair bit of produce.
Unfortunately the allotment has got blight so the Picasso potatoes are looking pretty crap.Some of my Onions are also displaying some signs of White Rot.
I have harvested all of the garlic and the overwintering onions.Recently I have planted some Red Salad Bowl lettuce,Blue Radishes,Autumn King and Early Nantes carrots.I am gradually digging over the rest of the allotment which I will use for some Black Tuscany Kale and Durham Early Cabbages.
The August plantings should include some more Radishes,a Gourmet Salad mix and some Nantes Frubund carrots.
I might also start a couple of flowerbeds for things like Wallflowers.
In the garden I finally have a ripe Koralik tomato.The Alicante and Golden Sunrise are fruiting but still green.I also have various armpits which are also coming along.
In the greenhouse which has had another reorganisation the Sungolds are ready and taste gorgeous.I have repotted the San Marzano in the hope of getting some sort of crop.