Thursday, June 29, 2006

Soooo Busy!!

A propagator sitting on our sideboard should have been the easiest thing in the world to keep an eye on...unfortunately not:

The books warn us that "seedlings quickly get leggy"...we have grown the daddy-long-legs of the lettuce world. Attempts have been made to prick out some of the seedlings that were still standing, but we will just have to wait and see.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Propagating Frankenfoods

We were reminded today of the need to keep a better eye on the allotment. Since pulling up a load of radishes last weekend, those that were left in the ground got a bit carried-away...not exactly the sort of thing you can have as part of a side-salad!

Our latest addition to the good-life will hopefully be easier to keep an eye on:

Filled with more potential lettuces!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

A new construction!

Over the last week the beans have gone from strength to strength, and have necessitated the building of a new construction for the allotment.

...and what better way to admire the bean-support-system than in one of our new chairs.

...hats are optional.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Hours of hard work, hundreds of pounds on tools and a shed, and quite a number of aching muscles; but it has all been worth it.

Not the largest radish in the world,but extremely tasty nonetheless. Another week and the rest should be ready...who wouldn't look forward to a plate of radishes?

The rest of the time was spent transplanting some of the lettuces. There were far too many for an extra row so many seedlings were thrown on the composter. We just have to wait and see whether they will continue to grow after the trauma of moving, or whether we have managed to kill the only healthy looking vegetables on the allotment.

We also identified the first signs of life amongst the beetroot...all vegetables have now been accounted for!!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Having some lunch

As quickly as the worms escaped from the earth-turning fork they were gobbled down by the local blackbird.

The big news of the day was finally spotting the carrots!! But as with the spring onions (which Emma delicately stood on!!!!) they are too small at the moment to be of much of a photo.