Carl

Carl

East of England, United Kingdom

Super VegDork (85 points)

Patch updates and photos

Apr
08

2013 Number 2

finally some warmth, jersey royals and shallots planted and spinach, beetroot, carrot and parsnips seeds sown at home. should get the remaining spuds and onions in to the allotment this weekend.
Mar
20

2013 Number 2

Here we go again... half way through digging allotment and garden patch, not got anything in yet as it has been so wet and cold. would normally have planted garlic and onions in autumn so wondering if there will be a significant difference with spring planted ones...? got parsnip, carrot and lettuce seeds to go in, maybe this weekend.
Jan
18

2013 Number 1

Parsnips still tasting delicious, kale growing splendidly. Need to get out and get digging...
Jul
03

Number 8

1 July - forgot about the delicious raspberry harvest - a 3 inch plant pot filled up, and at least twice as many eaten whilst picking!
Jul
03

Number 7

Number 7
Garden - first salad potatoes harvested - normally wait until 8 July (monty don's birthday) but couldn't resist as the top growth was so flamboyant and, whilst rather small, they were utterly delicious.

good news on the carrots and beetroot - top growth has not been at the expense of root growth and enjoying both grated raw in a salad.

Allotment - garlic harvest (picture hopefully attached) was good, broad beans are incredible this year, although somewhat battered by the wind.

bad news on the borlotti and cannellini beans - a few green shoots left but all leaves eaten, presumably mice. might buy some plants and hope they survive...
Jun
12

Number 6

Garden - 9 June - rain and a bit of warmth has really helped get things started. french beans in and climbing. bit the bullet and bought plants this year as i felt is was too late to sow but got courgettes, sweetcorn, pumpkin, squash, tomatoes and celeriac in. spuds earthed up.

harvesting salad leaves - used some seed tape for the first time this year - fairly successful.

lots of leaf growth on beetroot, carrots and parsnips, probably due to persistent rain, but i wonder whether it will affect the crop...?

peas and mange tout flowering - can't wait to get eating!
Jun
12

Number 5

Allotment - 3 June - earthed up the spuds, all looking good, not yet flowering, first broad bean harvest - a bit bitter this year but still rather good, put in climbing borlottis and dwarf cannellini and weeded alium and root beds. Harvested some wet garlic which was very sweet and good in a salad dressing.
May
25

Number 4

Number 4
Last weekend (19 May):

Allotment - strimmed, spuds all through and need earthing up, broad beans flowering strongly and anticipating good crop of my favourite vegetable. Bed prepared for squash and beans for drying. Got a tremendous rhubarb harvest.

Garden - spuds also starting to break the surface, ground prepared for french beans, courgettes and sweetcorn. Got to get them in this week...
May
11

Number 3

No work done but planning to fill the patch and plant squash/courgette/beans/sweetcorn this weekend as the weather forecast is wonderful.
Apr
24

Number 2

Garden - peas and mange tout now a few inches tall. Got the first early spuds in at the weekend - small experiment underway to see whether chicken or pig manure has any noticeable impact on yield.

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