I have just got back from the allotment, I had been working on the business since early, and when it got to 2:45 I decided to go down to the allotment to do some more work, but more of that later.
This post covers two days at the allotment, Tuesday and today, Wednesday.
Tuesday 19th June 2012
It was our first real major effort at the allotment, Eva is not at pre-school at all on a Tuesday so we decided that we would go down at about 11ish, do an hour and a half work and then have a picnic on the Allotment, followed by some more work after out lunch.
Cheryl worked hard pulling weeds, I made a trip to Sainsburys and bought some picnic chairs which we will leave at the Allotment, when I got back she had cleared a large patch of the taller weeks, helped by (or hindered by) Eva and I was able to start doing some digging over.
Weeded and Dug Over, the plot is starting to come together
By the time lunch had come we had managed to make a great impact on the weeds and the plot started to look more like an allotment rather than wasteland.
Lunch in the sun was lovely, Eva always enjoys a picnic, especially when it is out of her prize lunch box, with Pringles as a special treat!
Picnic on the Allotment
After lunch Cheryl continued to weed through the raspberries while I got some of the Leeks in that we had been given. I managed to get two rows of 24 in.
Two Rows of Leeks
Meanwhile Eva built a Scare Crow…
Eva’s Scare Crow
All in all a successful day, and after an hour or so we finished for the day, only to return after tea to pic some Strawberries.
Wednesday 20th June
I finished working on the business at around 2:45 and went down to the Allotment for an hour, I managed to get some more of the ground turned over and another row of 24 leeks.
I then planted 5 rows of Onions, 2 Red and 2 White. I know it is really too late to be planting them, but I got them cheap at B&Q so I thought we have not lost anything if they do nothing. I should thing that the worst thing that will happen is that we get small onions, but that is fine by me.
Unfortunately, we seem to have lost one of the cucumber plants we planted int he greenhouse to slugs/snails. I don’t like using slug pellets due to birds picking them up, but I figured in the greenhouse it would be ok.
We also have a big Ant problem in the greenhouse so I have laid some ant powder to see if that will get on top of them. Ants are a big problem in Hessle, I know at my last house we had an ant problem under the patio.
I have again picked enough Strawberries for a nice desert tonight, they are as sweet as anything, no need for cream or sugar. It is amazing what a little sun light does to the strawberries. I can see that we will havea steady daily supply right through the season.
I also picked some Rhubarb so hopefully a Rhubarb crumble might be on offer.
The weather is not looking so good for tomorrow, but we will have to wait and see. I have a couple of meetings with clients so it will probably be a flying visit to water the greenhouse.
No Pictures today, I forgot to take my camera, I will get some more tomorrow if I go down.