Saturday, 19 July 2008

Long overdue picture update

Well I have not blogged for ages, but due to popular demand, here are the pictures of how things are going on the plot....

Cabbages...



Parsnips and Onions....



Fennel and Spring Onions...
This is my first succesful attempt at fennel, and i am not sure what i did right this time that i did not do before. Maybe it was the lovely weather we had in May - a distant memory now!



On the other hand my courgettes - which have not failed before are looking like a disaster...



My new blackberry, planted last year should provide some fruit. The gooseberry's next to it were stripped of their crop, as were others on the site. Not sure what happened - but some suspect that they are being sold on the market.



The front, with sweetcorn that has done well, I hope I get a crop from it. This year I tried the 3 bed system of corn, beans and pumpkins. The corn and the pumpkins are doing really well, but my beans are getting rather lost.




A view - with some healthy strawberries. Not so many as in other years, but still enough for the kids to say - "oh no not more strawberries"! and for a few pots of jam to be made.




Lots of weeds are growing, and now it is the summer holidays i wont be up to weed often, but i hope some crops will make it through ok. I also have onions, shallots, garlic, butternut squash, cucumbers, runner beans, swedes, carrots, raspberries, purple sprouting brocoli, and leeks. When i list it like that it sounds most hopeful!

Happy gardening!

2 comments:

samsam said...

Hi preston allotmenter.
I am researching an article on allotments, provision or lack of it in the area, and any plans for new allotments, allotment sharing schemes, use of private land for growing etc. and would be interested to hear the thoughts of local allotmenters.
Please contact me Josie Hill on 01772 838104 or josie.hill@lep.co.uk
LEP Community reporter

mike c said...

I am producing a programme on healthy eating and understand that alotments are at a premium here in Preston. would you be able to come to the studio to talk on air about this or could I bring a recorder to your alotment. email mallen@preston.fm
ment thanks.