Tuesday, 28 December 2010

The start to the season

Been a bit idle these past few months, nothing doing & unable to see the plots underneath all the snow.

Just to report I've sown a packet of Kelsae onions today. I don't expect any exhibition onions from them, but as I've never had any luck with onions from seed in the past I thought that if I tried one that's supposed to grow huge, I may just get some medium onions from them!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Quick update

As above!

No photos, daughter borrowed my camera for a day, 10 days ago.

Harvesting more squash, there's a green one on the plant bigger than than one in the previous photo, so fingers crossed for it. Pumpkins have been harvested and re-homed, courgettes have turned to marrows and the White Lady runner beans are still coming in and in flower!

The Sarpo Mira spuds are still growing!!

Planted a few "walking" onions a little while back, but still waiting for the ground to dry out a bit so I can get the winter onions and garlic in. It seems to chuck it down every other day at the moment.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Recent Harvests

A 7lb 6oz Butternut Squash:

Grew these as a novelty spud "Highland Burgundy Red" curious purple/pink mashed spuds! Quickly go to mush when cooked, small yield, won't bother again.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Off the plot today

From a late (July 2nd) sowing of Kelvedon Wonder.

A Thousand Apologies

Sorry I've not kept this blog up to date very well.

I was ill in the early part of the year and from May onwards, it was catch up time. However despite being late in things have really caught up and a lot have been better than last year.

White Lady runner beans have been fantastic and still in flower - seed not sown until May in seed trays at home and the spuds are much larger than previous years despite being planted almost 2 months later than usual. Pictured here is my 2lb "Kestrel".

The "Ambo" are a huge crop with 4 or 5 large bakers per plant and a few smaller ones. Desiree are a resonable return, although not quite as good as the Ambo.

30 spring cabbage have gone in today to compliment the 30 winter caulis already in.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Darn Cats

Bl**dy cats knocked my tomatoes out of the window sill yesterday. Think enough have survived the fall just the get the 12 I want for the heated greenhouse.

On the plus side, the chillies started popping through yesterday, so they (and the remaining tomatoes), are in a locked room with some aluminium foil to keep them company.

Friday, 29 January 2010

And briefly........

60 Geraniums sown today.

Tomato count is 12.