Friday, 23 April 2010

Things are gradually coming to life

In less than a week everything seems to be springing into life probably because the weather has been amazing here for the past couple of weeks. It won't be long and we'll be tucking into a rhubarb crumble. It's the second year for the 2 rhubarb plants so we'll be able to eat some this year. Just in case the slugs also start munching we've been making copper wire circles to put around some of the plants.
This is our homemade shed, which also passes as a greenhouse it has certainly helped with the seed growing. I sowed some of the seeds here and the rest at home. At home I've been taking them outside in the daytime and bringing them in at night as we are still getting quite heavy frosts most mornings.
Yesterday I potted on 30 tomato plants, 24 Pak Choi, 29 sweetcorn and 25 courgettes. It's hard to tell the sizes of the plants in the photos as they look smaller than what they are.
Here's some before(5 days ago) and after( yesterday) pictures.



Broccoli and French beans

Runner beans
and my cucumbers that are in the shed 7 days from when I planted the seed.
In the meantime my OH has been coming home from work and spending his evenings making a chicken house, which hopefully will be finished this weekend. He has to make a door and a ramp put some waterproof black roofing stuff on and stain it a cornflower blue. I have asked that he cuts a heart window/vent in the side but we shall see, he didn't say no :) The chickens will be living at home as I now have the space where my vegetable patch used to be.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Look at all your plants. I haven't even thought of sewing the sweetcorn yet. The peas are in, we've a succession of broad beans, turnips (cos I love eating the tops) parsnips, carrots. Asparagus is up and looking good but we only planted it last year so we can only look .... We've rocket, tomatoes, chillies, aubergines.... loads of salad type leaves. We've also planted raspberries and gooseberries for the first time . So, there's so many new things to look forward too.

    I love my allotment looks as if you do too. We spend hours there..... my daughter goes off and flies her kite weather permitting, my son will only turn up for the heavier work ... but it's a wonderful way to spend time.