Monday, 10 July 2017

Come Up and See Me (Make me Smile)


Two weeks of extreme heat and still no rainfall have meant plot visits have mostly involved watering, watering, watering! But because of next Saturday's Open Afternoon and Hungerford in Bloom (Allotment) judging in the morning we're doing a lot of weeding too.

We fed nearly everything. The green things were given a nitrogen-rich mixture and the flowers were given a coffee-based mixture, which is potassium-rich as well as providing a bit of caffeine!
After the confusion with the pumpkins in my earlier post it turned out that the four gifts were  courgettes - that took us up to 7 courgette plants! A few too many :-) So we swapped two of them for 2 Tromboncinos, a spaghetti squash and a Jumbo Pink Banana! They're all in the barrels and as they grow we'll try to encourage them across the wires over the top of Plot 46a.
And, we now have 3 pumpkins which have germinated - 1 Atlantic Giant and 2 Jack of All Trades. They're rather behind the other competition growers but hopefully we'll have something to show! And here's the first trug shot of the year - nice and colourful, huh?

I've cited poetic licence with the title song: Make Me Smile (Come up and See Me) by Cockney Rebel is to encourage you to visit the Marsh Lane Allotment site next Saturday! I wonder if there will be any lavender flavoured goodies there?!

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  1. We have never watered the allotment as much this year. We always use watering cans rather than a hose so it's lots of walking backwards and forwards too.

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    1. Us too - so much walking! But at this moment it's raining pretty hard and has already been pouring for a couple of hours! Hooray, just the greenhouse tonight!

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  2. Looking great over there! Butbyes, the watering must be a lot of work.

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    1. Yes, but the veggies appreciate it :-)

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    1. Aah, it's a bit far to come for a slice of cake! Hope we get a few visitors though - unfortunately this Saturday there are a lot of other local shows/fetes... it may be just a handful of plotholders with a lot of cake - not all bad, I suppose :-D

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  4. I miss corn in our tiny garden...

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