Monday, 23 July 2012

Olympic torch

 As it was only a 200 yard stroll I went to see the olympic torch,well that is 5 seconds of fun.
On the allotment front we have come down with the dreaded blight,Thus I have cut the halms off of my Pentland Javelins and harvested a whole row.This area has now been dug over and fertilised for the next crop.This obviously doesn't bode well for the tomatoes down there so I am going to be growing a lot more in pots in the garden.From the allotment I have harvested my first batch of Charlotte potatoes,Golden Gourmet shallots,Senshyu yellow onions,Early Onward peas and some Albignesian Garlic.
I planted some Mrs Connell black runner beans from the seed circle.
It seems that my neighbours at Plot72B have given up,they didn't even last a season,at least Plot 72  are there are still there.
At home I have potted up Koralik,Sungold,Mortgage Lifter,Dwarf Mr Snow and Tasmanian Chocolate tomatoes and some Partner F1 gherkins.

Thursday, 12 July 2012


There was a strange yellow thing in the sky this morning so i spent a couple of hours down the allotment.I weeded the brassica area and tomato areas.
I planted Helenor swede,Snowball turnips,Green and Purple Delicacy kohlrabi,Hilds Blauer Herbst und Winter radishes,Little Gem squash and a couple of Hungarian Zucchini.Needless to say its raining now so they should be well watered in.
I harvested some of my Albigensian Wight garlic,Early Onward peas and some more Pentland Javelins.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Why gardening is so frustrating.

Yesterday I thought it would rain so I didn't go down to the allotment.Today the weather was similiar so I did and guess what it pissed down.
I had the time to cut down my chocolate spot infected Aquadulce dulce broan beans that had dropped their leaves.
 I also managed to harvest some of my Albigensian Wight softneck rust riddled garlic.I got some decent cloves out of them.
 On a happier note my Headstart sweetcorn and Black Beauty courgettes are coming along.
The tomato patch is progressing and as yet isn't blight riddled.
A pic of my bee magnet Borage,good for compost tea and the bees love it.
I also harvested some more Pentland Javelins and French Breakfast radishes.
At home I have started pots of Sweet Genovese and Purple basil.
In the garden I have finally planted out Beijing Yellow,Alpatieva 905 and Early Tanana tomatoes.
Into a container I have potted up Beijing Yellow tomatoes and a Picolino cucumber.
I am also hardening off Dwarf Mr Snow and Tasmanian Chocolate dwarf tomatoes.

Friday, 6 July 2012


With the weather being adequate I havve been able to harvest some Pentland Javelin first earlies,Senshyu Yellow and Electric Red onions,French breakfast radishes and chocolate spotted Aquadulce Broad beans and a rusty garlic or two.
I have moved my brassica cage and have planted up some Falstaff brussel sprouts and Primo cabbage.I have had a good weed around the Sweetcorn bed which appears to be bulking up and tried to weed my carrots when I could find them.Tomatoes have been sideshooted and composted.
Time has been spent potting on Dwarf Mr Snow,Tasmanian Chocolate,Alpatieva 905 and Monkey's Ass tomatoes.
I have started a tray of Borlotto bush beans and Mrs Connell runner beans.
Hopefully the weather will be pleasant this weekend so I can get some serious allotment time in.