My carrots this year have been the oddest shapes ! Still delicious but so weird. I put it down to the fact that I had to move them from one overcrowded bed to another larger bed. I've never done that before and I don't think they liked being moved. However when I dug these up I had such a laugh as they were hugging each other ! Could this be carrot love ?
As I said they came in all sorts of weird shapes and these two looked even funnier when parted. My grandchildren thought they were hilarious.
I don't know if its because I'm working on my iPad but its driving me nuts trying to edit my last post.
I noticed I had two photos the same but I couldn't scroll down past the first two photos to get to the duplicate photo to delete it. I also wanted to add more text but it just wouldn't let me. Very frustrating so I'm off to bed in a sulk :(
I'm sorry I haven't been posting recently, but sadly my brother passed away recently and his funeral is tomorrow, so we have to travel to London to attend. I have so much to post but obviously don't feel up to it at the moment, but will do so next week.
The cutting bed I planted on the allotment looks so amazing and all grown from seed so I'm looking forward to some lovely flowers this year. I'm going to cut some for my brothers funeral and take a posy for him tomorrow.
I hope you readers are all well and enjoying your plots and gardens.
So far this year most of my seeds that I sowed have come on really well, I say most as my Asters didn't come up at all. They were old and out of date so that could have been the reason although I have grown out of date seeds before with good results.
Here's a few of the things doing well so far
Broad beans growing fast and need to be put in the ground very soon as they are getting leggy
My cut and come again mixed salad leaves, can't wait to start cutting these !
Herbs mostly from last year and probably needing to be re-potted with fresh compost I only hope I don't find any vine weevils ! The bane of my gardening life !!
My first successful growing of Ranunculus , I only hope they grow into healthy plants as I love them and they are expensive to buy.
Courgette plants the variety is 'Zuccini' love courgettes so can't wait to harvest these
These are the many Zinnias I'm growing for my cutting patch at the allotment and some for the garden.
That's about it and still plenty of things sown which haven't appeared yet, such as runner beans, early French beans and squashes . The butternut squashes have grown are are coming on well as are the chillies, and tomatoes
Morning all ! I have a question ! Has anyone frozen cabbage ? I have rather a lot of lovely cabbages on the plot and the slugs are having a grand feast. I want to save as many as possible and would like to freeze some. Has anyone had success doing this ? If so please let me know.
Many thanks ! I'm off to do more digging now :(. Three and a half hours yesterday left me with aching muscles that I didn't know I had. It was worth it though as my fruit bed is looking better. It was so full of weeds. I also thinned out the dastardly raspberries which are so invasive.
WARNING to anyone new to GYO don't put raspberry canes anywhere where you don't want them to spread into other beds as they will ! and with a vengeance . I know they are easy to pull up if spotted but they are a pain .
Its late ! I should be thinking about going to bed, but instead here I am thinking about changing my blog layout. I'm tired of the way it looks and would like to simplify it , change the text, and I'm a bit frustrated with using my iPad to write the posts. As much as I love the iPad I have to admit that my laptop is better for the job. So on Monday I'm going to use the laptop and try some different layouts.
I've missed blogging and reading all your blogs as well. I love doing my Upcycling of furniture and all my crafts and its extra money, but I had forgotten how much I looked forward to writing my posts and reading yours . I have been very busy though and if you take a look here you will see why.
Hopefully the link works but if not just enter it on Facebook if you use it that is ! As its a Facebook page.
I've been looking at some of my photo's from last year on the plot and I'm looking forward to getting my cutting patch up and running again.
I'm off to bed now as I have a busy weekend ahead with my two little grandchildren here for a sleepover always good fun but very tiring ! Why do children get up sooo early ? Could be because unlike myself they go to bed early.
I started this blog in November 2008. I didn't know where it would go or even if I would keep at it. But here I am now into April 2014 and still blogging and enjoying it. I still remember the excitement when I got my first comment, and now I even have followers, amazing !! I also follow and read a lot of brillient blogs and have made some lovely friends in the blogging world.
It's also very useful keeping a diary about my allotment and it serves as a personal record of my achievements and of my failures. In fact when I re-read some of my older entries it makes me wonder how I managed back then to find the time to get the allotment plot up to the planting and growing stage, but I did and I grew a great variety of vegetables and fruit in my first year, and it's just got better.
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Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with the golden and silver light The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...