Monday, 5 May 2014

Still catching up

We finally managed to get some time on the plot today. We joined the many other plotholders who were taking advantage of a lovely warm (18°) Bank Holiday. 

As with most visits, it starts with a quick plot inspection. The rhubarb is attempting to take over Plot 8 and I'm pleased to say that some of the broad beans and onions have sprouted. The grass paths really do look good at Marsh Lane, but certainly add to the workload; the edges had nearly grown a foot! Look at those lovely strawberry flowers - I really hope they don't get hit by a frost this week!
Finally I got to clearing the brassicas from last year. They grew really well, as you can see among the weeds. But we just didn't get round to picking them - isn't that dreadful? Such a waste, but they do get composted - by the Council, not in our compost bins; compost doesn't like too much brassica waste added in one go.
Jamie dug over the quarter with the manure pile, which we'll use for brassicas this year. 
So, we got a lot of tidying done, we took 6 bagfuls of green waste away with us!
And, we got our little greenhouse up, so I sowed a couple of seed trays - just Boltardy beets and half trays of lettuce Red Fire and Tom Thumb - at last it feels like a real start.
Oh, and +SueatGLAllotments, no flowers on my chives yet ...

But so close ...
so I haven't missed the boat with making my chive vinegar yet...

1 comment:

  1. The chives look so stunning! I have never success on growing chives.Yours look so awesome


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