Sunday, 8 July 2007

Allotmenticity - Sunday 8th July

Welcome to the new addition to the No 87 family of tools. He's called Joe. (Birmingham Calling!) It's been difficult to find the gaps in the weather just lately, but the good thing is we don't have a problem with drainage down here, so I'm quite confident that the spuds will be OK. I've already had some very tasty early Arran Pilots. I'm sowing Brad Beans as a catch crop each time I dig them up. Pic 2. The cabbages hopefully seem to be free of Club Root. Now whether that's down to the liming, the fact I planted each one in a cocoon of compost I'm not sure. It will be interesting next year when they go onto this years spud patch.
The up and down weather has caused the Coriander to flower as can be seen from picture No3, but I've had great success with the Parsley and the Cos Lettuces are fantastic.
The Peas are doing great and now starting to form good pods. I've learnt that it's not a good idea to grow them up either side of nets as they quickly grow into each other and it makes picking them difficult. I've also gained an attractive newcomer to the pea patch. Could this be my entry into the drug trade!!!
I've sown some Spring Cabbage and also some more carrots, Tarragon and some Rocket and Mustard Greens so the production line continues.
With a bit of luck I might be doing a bit of sailing in the next week or so, but I'll have to get some work done before that.
Well done Lewis Hamilton, shame he couldn't win but another podium!
Until next time,
The Captain.

1 comment:

Matron said...

Hello Captain! Loved your allotment blog, you really know your stuff! Have a look at mine and tell me what you think? I'm going to put a link to yours if you don't mind?