First I have to apologise for the lack of blogging, sorry xx. We have finally managed to start planting up our plot. The weather over the past few weeks has improved although as I write this blog we have a very severe frost outside. Yesterday we had a few snow flurries but thankfully they didn’t amount to much. Hopefully the following pictures will give you an idea of why I haven’t been blogging. I have been enjoying life on the plot.
Apple trees have come to life
Beds containing Cabbages, Carrots and Kale. Poly tunnel containing Radishes. Lettuce leaves & spring onions sown under black tunnel.
Potatoes are starting to pop up!
Over the past few weeks we have been growing from seed all of the crops which we would like to grow on our plot. It seems such a long time since I ordered our seeds and started chitting our potatoes (they are now poking through the soil).
It’s amazing how, despite the very chilly spring, Mother Nature still does her job.
Our broad beans and beetroot plants (under the green net) are doing well.
Shallots and Onions are slowly growing.
We have been unsure about putting paths around various crops, so we think a few carefully placed slabs will offer stepping stones to tend our crops. We have the traditional scaffold planks to stand on when planting. I would love to see what other people are using.
It seems like the weather has been nothing but rain, rain, rain and more rain! At last the weather has improved if only in the afternoons. I’ve been able to start planting on the allotment. Potatoes, broad beans, onions and shallots are all in and it’s up to mother nature now. We’ve even managed to put up the runner bean and climbing french bean rows. We have acquired a couple of beds for my strawberry plants which are growing very nicely in the greenhouse.
New strawberry beds
Looking down the plot.
Over the past week our Rhubarb patch has started to come to life. I hope the weather improves over the next few days and everyone can get outside and enjoy the fresh air.
Last Friday I grabbed myself a bargain, It doesn’t happen very often so you can imagine my delight. Four lovely balls of Chunky knit tweed wool. I had to buy them but what shall I make…a new rug for Poppy ( our terrier ) to lie on in front of the log burner.
I’ve never Crotched using Chunky knit before, what a delight once I had got used to the big hook. Absolutely love the way my rug has turned out. Hope Poppy likes it too.