Monday, 12 March 2012

Early March

Whilst rain stopped play last weekend, the weather on Sunday was glorious. I took the kids down, and we were there for most of the day.

I finished weeding one of the raspberry beds of couch grass and started on another.

I prepared my onion bed and added some blood, fish and bone to the ground.

I dug over the path between the top two beds as I need the growing room more than I need the path.

By the end of the day, my arms ached and my head was burned red. My hat appears to have disappeared from the shed.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

First buds are out

Late February

After the snow in early February, the ground was too wet to work last week. So I spent a bit of time on sorting out the compost heaps.

This week I tidied out the strawberry patch and started on the raspberry patches. There is lots of couch grass and it's pretty tough getting it out without damaging the raspberry cane roots.

Sunday, 12 February 2012


Left over seeds

  1. Basil
  2. Rocket
  3. Radish – French Breakfast
  4. Cucumber – La Diva
  5. Lettuce – Little Gem
  6. Beetroot – Cardeal
  7. Pumpkin – Racer
  8. Spring Onion – White Lisbon
  9. Courgette – All Green Bush
  10. Coriander
  11. Runner Beans – Scarlet Emperor
  12. Sugar Snap Peas – Delicta
  13. Baby Leaf Salad
  14. Brussels Sprout – Clodius
  15. Ghrerkin – Bimbostar
  16. Leek – Musselburgh
  17. Broccoli - Samson
  18. Cauliflower

Gifted Seeds

  1. Brussels Sprouts – Wellington F1
  2. Broccoli – Green Sprouting
  3. Broccoli – White Sprouting Early
  4. Broccoli – Romanesco
  5. Cauliflower – All year round
  6. Brussels Sprout – F1 Revenge
  7. Cabbage – Christmas Drumhead
  8. Cabbage – Candissa F1
  9. Cabbage – F1 Celtic
  10. Carrot – Early Nantes
  11. Carrot – Autumn King 2
  12. Carrot – Amsterdam Forcing
  13. Tomato – Marmande

Not a lot to do

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Mid January

Popped over for a couple of hours this afternoon. Borrowed Oliver's rotavator and dig over the top bed.

Need to make a definitive plan of action for the coming weeks.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Early January

Todo list

  1. Fix post for raspberries

  2. Weed strawberry and raspberry patches

  3. Fix gutter on shed

  4. Dig over top bed

  5. Sieve compost