Friday, June 01, 2007

Long time, no post...

Everything's growing so quickly, especially the horsetails down the allotment.

Somebeans has been digging the new plot, but the weeds are growing quicker than he can dig - warm weather and rain have combined to produce something which would shame a rain forest.

In the greenhouse:
  • various squashes
  • cucumbers 'Marketmore (for outside) and Aurelia F1 (for inside)
  • cosmos which need planting out
  • Tigerella tomatoes which I'll try outside, as I've already got some inside
  • alpine strawberries
  • and lots more!

Flowering in the garden:

  • Californian poppies
  • Alliums
  • Rainbow chard (!?!)
  • Forget-me-nots
  • Heuchera
  • Snapdragons which survived over winter
  • Lupin (singular)
  • French lavender
  • Aquilegia
  • Roses

And as for harvest from the allotment: broad beans, a few golden mangetout, lettuce (all year round planted in November), and strawberries.

Notes for allotment for next year:

  • Not sure about crimson flowered broad beans - look pretty but don't loook as though they'll produce a big harvest
  • Plant more mangetout
  • plant more strawberries
  • Don't leave grass paths in!!

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