Having had a let up in the rain today I rushed up the allotment to plant some things:
- Butternut Squash
- French Beans
- Runner Beans
- Spring Onions
All these have been ready for a few days awaiting a break in the rain. BOY has it been raining. Since I was last up there we’ve also grown a lot of weeds so next task is weeding.
Parsnip seeds have not come up will probably have to re-seed and only one chilli, pepper and aubergine have come up – not a good year this year for seedling success.
New for us this year is Celeriac – be interesting to see what happens.
There has been an exhibition going around the UK. The exhibition is of garden scenes and flowers. It is a community project and as the exhibition has travelled around more pieces have been added. The work started life in Bournemouth and has grown and travelled widely. Information about the project is on this blog http://bloomingmarvellous1.blogspot.co.uk/
The exhibition came to Durlston Castle this month, so Jane Colquhoun and I spent thursday afternoon as guardians of the exhibition. We met many of visitors and also some of the contributors.
The whole afternoon was very busy and we had a great time.
All my pictures are on Flickr, but here a few tasters.
It’s that time of year when the veggies are planted and grown from seed.
We have an allotment, we have had it for three years now. It took six years of being on the waiting list but we got to the top in the end. Last I heard there were ninety people on the waiting list (we started at sixty seven). The council only issue half plots now but that is enough for us.
Our allotment is on a double slope so it drains really well. We also have a micro climate here compared to the local area, we always get good weather, most days are bright and sunny during the summer and the temperature is fairly consistent . On a good year – unlike last year ( not consistently warm enough) we can grow chillies and peppers outside and last year we managed to grow some aubergines. Butternut squash always grows well.
The potatoes have chitted and been planted.
The onion sets have been planted.
The seeds for the plants being grown at home have been planted and most have come up and are doing well. The parsnips and chillies are having a bit of a no show at the moment, so I’ll give them another week and plant some more seeds.
Just waiting for the temperature to rise a bit and I will put the seedlings outside and acclimatise them to the outside and then we are ready for planting.