Author Topic: What have you done on the plot today?  (Read 113598 times)

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1025 on: April 28, 2019, 11:41:48 pm »
Earthed up the potatoes for the first time this season

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Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1026 on: May 25, 2019, 09:08:36 pm »
Potted on 45 sweet corn, and a dozen each of “Big Daddy” and “Gardeners Delight” tomatoes, plus a couple of a tumbling variety, all to the backdrop of bluetits in our nesting box. Plus re-trained the “Creme de la Creme” rose on our arch.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1027 on: June 09, 2019, 04:20:33 pm »
Planted out the sweetcorn, and inter-planted climbing French beans, so hopefully the sweetcorn stalks will provide support for the beans. I’ve done it successfully with borlotti beans in the past so it should work.

Side-shooter the Big Daddy tomatoes, and put the tumbling ones into a raised tray on the potion.

Cut the grass.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

ElyDave

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Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1028 on: June 29, 2019, 08:10:56 pm »
Mostly keeping the weeds down.

in the greenhouse both tomatoes and cucumbers doing well, setting flowers and producing embryos, chillis adn peppers poised to spring into growth I'm sure

Outside all going well.  Embryo courgettes apearing, leafy green stuff going well, including the seakale thongs that I was worried about.  Sucession sowings of lettuces/greens. Netted the soft fruit and the brassicas.  Had half a bowl of early blackcurrants the other day - superb.  Started cropping the lettuces as cut and come again
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

hellymedic

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Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1029 on: July 05, 2019, 04:00:11 pm »
David has just brought around 5kg of potatoes in from the garden; that's about two months' supply and our fridge is full of Other Foods...

This abode has no cool storage areas and it's HOT in Londonton right now.

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1030 on: August 17, 2019, 08:30:22 pm »
Four hours at the plots today (including time spent hiding from severe downpours). The main veg plot is looking like a jungle, and I'm convinced I could see the grass growing before my eyes after the rain.
I snaffled just about the last of the wood chippings to put another layer on the main path to ease Mrs M's passage - the supply of chippings at our site is very spasmodic, so it's a case of 'get as much as you can, when you can'.
Picked a bag full of potatoes, three decent cauliflowers, a cabbage, a few carrots (some of them had split - presumably the dry/wet/dry this year hasn't helped), and .... more bloody courgettes. Raspberries are starting again - that's good! Good neighbour gave us a couple of cucumbers. Mrs M brought loads of Gladioli, and dahlias home to brighten up the place.
I had a feel of the sweet corn, but decided to leave it for another week before I pulled the first one. The apples and pears are looking very good, but no where near ready - and of course, the squirrels have had all the hazel nuts.
Lots of hoeing, and weed pulling - I've culled a lot of the borage that's been invading the main path, the trouble is now, that there's borage seedlings springing up everywhere.
Absolutely kkkknakkered!
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MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1031 on: October 27, 2019, 07:46:18 pm »
A fairly short session at the allotments today when I failed to get a fire going.
Picked a splendid head of calabrese, and a bit of lettuce. Mrs M picked a margarine tub full of raspberries.
The carrots, beetroot and parsnips are looking good, but there might just be only enough brussels for Christmas lunch.
I staked the wilting pear tree and covered the old flower bed with cardboard ready for a good go at digging in early next year.
All the rhubarb leaves have died back, so they've been cleared away.
The mice have had all the sunflower seeds I was saving.
Sunday late lunch was homegrown cabbage, spuds,  roasted carrots, leeks, parsnip & beetroot, and a chicken from the Coop.
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offcumden

  • Oh, no!
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1032 on: October 27, 2019, 08:16:59 pm »
Zilch; far too wet today. Early this week I returned home after 3 weeks away, during which time it seems to have rained much of the time, and the garden is beginning to resemble a rain forest. Dry weather is forecast for the next few days, however, so maybe I'll get a chance to wrest back control before winter sets in.

in the meantime I'm keeping out of mischief decorating the spare bedroom  :( .  Did manage 3 hours on the bike this morning, though  :)

Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1033 on: November 21, 2019, 07:13:02 pm »
met a friend at her plot today as she had some unwanted Jerusalem Artichoke tubers. I have heard some good things but don't think I have ever tasted these before. Will have some with my b'fast tomorrow am. I'm forecasting tomorrow may be quite windy.

Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1034 on: November 30, 2019, 03:42:59 pm »
They make a good soup, and also a gratin with cream and whole grain mustard is good.

As today was actually dry (well, not raining) I took the opportunity to prune down 4 clematis, moved the Rosa Munda to a more appropriate location, and planted my wife’s Christmas present, a Vibernum Judii, in the front garden alongside the path. Hopefully both will survive, and the Vibernum will complement the Daphne in the front for scent.

Also prepped a couple of beds for garlic planting tomorrow, and started to remove the dead Clematis Armandii. It’s thrived for 15 years, but has suddenly died. We suspect honey fungus again  :-X.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1035 on: November 30, 2019, 04:16:16 pm »
Got out into the garden for an hour or so this afternoon. First time for a month. I've started to remove the leaves from the hellebores and have moved all MrsC's auriculas into the cold frames for the duration. I'm not sure they really need it, but that's what she prefers. 
I will need to get back out there tomorrow as soon as I can (having wrapped up warm) as there is a lot more to do.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1036 on: November 30, 2019, 04:22:10 pm »
Built a compost bin from pallets. The rest of our allotment is just too wet to do anything much

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1037 on: November 30, 2019, 09:00:46 pm »


. The rest of our allotment is just too wet to do anything much

We went down to ours for a couple of hours today. The soil was very heavy, it might just have been digable if I'd have put my lazy mind to it. I was having too much fun trying to get the bonfire to get going to bother with the fork.
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #1038 on: December 09, 2019, 01:40:11 pm »
Another dry weekend, so Saturday was spent pruning the "Rambling Rector" on the pergola. Thumbs up for the cheapo Chinese made pigskin gauntlets!  Sunday I took the rose trimmings to the tip, cut back the choysia (Mexican Orange) to let a bit more light into the garden, and then pruned the quince. I also put the Christmas lights up on the front of the cottage, but they'll not be turned on for a couple of weeks yet.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)