Forgot what happened last year - maybe it's here!!
Sweetcorn in the poly tunnel, which have cobs, only 2 to most plans but that will do for me
Sweetcorn outdoors, it looks more green and robust, but no signs of any cobs as yet
Those sweetcorn look as they are going great guns Davina inside and out. I will be watching closely as we have go a mini experiment of a whole 3 plants although they have shot up and are about 4 foot tall now
Better start getting a job lot of butter in to melt over all those juicy cobs.
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Stewpots DTL Allotment Diary 2013
Thanks Stewpot, this is the first year we have had the poly tunnel so the sweetcorn was a trial to see how it goes the cobs will be nice and juicy
This evening after work I pulled up the peas and podded them, just ove 6 pounds
This weekend I will be planting the autumn ones, hopefully I will get about the same amount
Yesterday i spotted the first broccoli head and today I have spotted the first tiny cauliflower head
Pulled up the broad bean plants this evening, 2 pounds for the freezer, not alot but we have been eating them for a few weeks also.
Weeded in between the outdoor sweetcorn and red cabbage, pulled out the lettuce that had gone to seed
Lots to do tomorrow, can't wait to get started.
Had a good old sort out of the garden yesterday.
Weeded where the broad beans were and weeded between the onions.
Planted the autumn peas.
Planted the remaining pak choi and celeriac, some outdoors some in the poly tunnel.
Tidied up the tomatoe plants, I have lost control of the 100,s and 1000,s variety, I cannot imagine that all those flowers will produce fruit and ripen but
Got rid of one of the cucumber plans as it had rotted part way up the stem.
That doesn't seem like much now I have written it down, but it took me from 7am to 3pm, I did stop for a cup of tea and a delicious home made cup cake not home made by me I might add
Yesterday I planted more lettuce, spring onion and radish.
Weeded between the brassicas, the broccoli and cauliflower nearly all have flower heads now, should be eating the first of the broccoli this week
Picked a kg of gooseberry's and made jam.
You seem to have been a busy girl the last few days ,everything looking ok though bet you cant wait for them sweetcorn
Moved a gooseberry bush about 4 years ago aint had a gooseberry on it since
Microwave for a few of minutes and a bit of butter on top - hmmmmm. When I was a kid, a bit of butter and some syrup drizzled over the top was divine but these days, supersweet varieties are sweet enough.
Re: celeriac - give them plenty of water to be sure they bulb up as they can be disappointing or worse, throw up a seed head. Like celery, they do best in fertile and moist conditions
Harvested quite a few cherry tomatoes over the past few days, it looks like they will be ripening thick and fast over the next couple of weeks
One of the smaller beef toms is ripe, so tomorrow after "fat club weigh in" I am going to have it with basil oil, cheese and warm crusty bread
We have been eating cauli and broccoli nearly every night for the past week, good job I love me veggies.
Tonight maybe the night for the first sweetcorn, I will let you all know
Picking tomatoes everyday, I really could live on tomatoe sandwiches on brown bread , just a shame my eating plan restricts bread
Hubby pulled the onions yesterday, not done very well, naughty chooks thought is was a good place for dust bathing
Not sure if its my imagination, but a lot of things look like they are starting to die back
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