Tuesday, 30 June 2009

At Last - A Summer Cauliflower

Been away for a few days & on return have found that the "Clapton" (club root resistant) caulis are producing.

Never managed a summer one of any size before, but the club root does not seem to have bothered these. This is the first off the production line and many to follow, (I hope!).

Picking rasberries & strawberries like crazy!

Jam anyone?

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Father's Day Present

Got up early to do a bit of hoeing & thought I'd have a tug of the carrots.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Just to prove I've not been idle!

Just a few piccies of the plot that I hope are self explanatory. The photo of the 6 strawberries is the variety called "Irresistible" from Thompson & Morgan. I have to say that the write up is spot on!

Compare the spuds (third from bottom), to how they looked 3 weeks ago!

Thursday, 11 June 2009


Still planting away, 175 leeks today, great dibbing soil. Nice & soft & sides of the hole didn't fall in before you could throw the leek in.

May take some more piccies, but it still a load of netting!

Dug up the first spuds yesterday - the Swift. Couldn't wait any longer. Went well with the spring cabbage and home made mint sauce.

Think we had lamb with the veg!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Still Planting

No I've not given up, more brassicas & beans gone in and more beans due shortly.

Should have over 250 bean plants in when we've done, and they haven't cost me a bean as they're all saved seed.

Pointless taking updated piccies at the moment, just more netting and more canes with small green plants at the bottom.

Planning to get the first block of sweetcorn (Swift F1) in tomorrow.

Talking about Swifts, had a furtle under the soil of my Swift spuds, looks like they are about ready to start lifting. Will finish off the spuds we have & then try them mext week.