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
Things are starting to fruit and swell and pod. The weeds have been knocked back and I’ve started to harvest a few things. I got a punnet of redcurrents the other day and the first onion of the year. I got a small basket of spuds, lots of herbs and a few carrots too. There… Continue reading Starting to Harvest
It’s been funny old weather again. I’ve not been to the plot for a week because of the rain, then it went all tropical for the weekend again, now it’s all cloudy and drizzling. So, all in all, not got a lot done for much of last week, then went mad at the weekend, weeding… Continue reading Rain, Sunshine, Weeds and Frozen Eggs