Tuesday, 18 April 2006

Bedtime !

phew, have I been busy. Spent 4 long days at the lottie and now have 5 new beds - ta-daa:

Planted my onions in beds 2 & 3 - planted them in red & white stripes as I was feeling artistic and just as I finished the radio announced that Sheffield United had been promoted (they play in red & white stripes) I'm thinking of marketing my services to other football clubs.

Fourth bed will have my peas. I've put my broad beans at the end of bed 3 & 4 and made them a frame each - they are not quite finished yet, but my beans seem happy:

The first bed, which is raised brick, is really a manure store with a bit of top soil on top - I think thats where my courgettes are going to live for the summer.

I spent the first day planting my potatoes (Pentland Javelin & Desiree). Thought it would only take an hour or so. Soon realised that I'd underestimated the space I needed, overestimated the amount of manure that I'd need and vastly underestimated how long it would take. Ended up having to barrow 5 loads of manure to the bottom of the lottie and recover another substantial patch of ground from the jungle, but finally they are in.

Here is my first crop - need to find a recipe that doesn't involve the oven (although its moved to the kitchen, its not connected yet, due to a mis-calculation)

All of my sweetpeas and my sweetcorn have appeared. 3 of my Okra are poking through and I think one of my pumpkins may be making an appearance, which reminds me - when I planted my Big Max I was horrified to discover that there were only 4 seeds in the packet as they cost £3.69 ! The blighters better appear ... No sign yet of the lavender or strawberries. Final job of the day was to sow some marigolds.


  1. Cricky! Youve been busy! Aint it satisfying to finally be planting stuff though, instead of spening full days digging up weeds! :)

  2. hey Dug ... sat here with a very smug smile !