The weather lately has been atrocious and most of the time, even when I’ve had the get up and go to do it, I’ve not been able to do much. Thankfully the rain has lessened of late and I’ve managed to get my onion sets in and, with Ben’s help, the spuds are in the… Continue reading Catching Up.
It’s all been rained off again for a while. With the weather the way it is and the nights drawing in it’s a wonder I get anything down on the plot at all. That said, I’ve made a start on the winter digging and there’s still an awful lot of things cropping on the plot.… Continue reading Not Enough Time!
The spuds are finally out of the ground. It took me and Ben a good hour or so to lift the final few. For a 13 year old he can’t half dig and, once we were loaded up he pulled the trolley at least half way home. He made it look so easy I was… Continue reading Spuds, At Last.
The grand harvest has started, albeit with continual weather interruptions. I’ve got the sweetcorn in, around a 100 cobs altogether, but I’ve been taking them as required for a while too. The whole lot are now wrapped in foil and in the freezer. Half of the spuds are also out of the ground, the Roosters… Continue reading Harvest Time
Not much to report. It’s been raining again, so I’ve been in the tunnel mostly and stringing up the onions. There’s six strings of them in that picture, can you find them all? It’s got to that time of year where I’m waiting for a dry day or two to harvest the spuds. I’ve got… Continue reading Off My Trolley
I’ve cancelled my subscription to Amateur Gardening magazine ths week. It’s not a bad magazine or anything and it’s quite cheap, but it’s weekly and I’ve got about four that I’ve not even started to read yet. Also they include a free pack of seeds with each edition, sometimes two, and they’re always flowers. I… Continue reading Magazines and Weather
I’ve been on holiday for a couple of weeks, that is I’ve been off work, not holidaying away anywhere. I’ve spent a little time at the plot, but not much, as I’ve either been out with Ben or it’s been raining again, or just too hot. Mad weather. I’ve been on holiday for a couple… Continue reading Of Jam, Bread, Chooks and Gladioli