Sunday, 26 July 2009

small harvest

I just love it when we get some produce from the patch, it might not be the prettiest patch but it does produce some tasty stuff. In the picture above are my lovely red lettuce (don't know the variety), yellow courgettes, asparagus peas and lovely dwarf beans.
At home I have more lettuce growing in a growbag along with pak choi. The mollusc's seem to love the pak choi as you can see. I'm desperate to grow some pak choi and this is the second year of trying, so fingers crossed.

In the grow house I think my first chilli is forming.

Today I sowed some spring cabbage 'durham early' it might be just as well to be sowing these because my winter cabbage is looking dire, the cabbage white caterpillars and pigeons have given them a bashing.

Looking to the week ahead I think I'm going to get more done this week at the allotment (weather obliging) as I have a little time after work. I have fennel to plant out and some late running butternut squash. The pumpkins are forming down at the patch and I need to limit the number of fruit on each plant so I will have to look closely at them. I put a 'wanted' onto freecycle for some wall tiles which looks like it is going to be filled - the plan is to put the fruits on the tiles to stop them rotting from underneath I think Matron gave this tip out last year.

I'll rephrase and say I'm excited about the week ahead!


mrsglory said...

I'm glad you're excited. Here I'll struggle to get up the plot, it is pouring. Heaven knows what the weeds will be like!

PS. Never thought of using a growbag for lettuce etc (filing that one away!).

Jo said...

I'm harvesting courgettes and dwarf French beans at the moment too. Isn't it great when the harvest starts?
I'm having a battle with the slugs too. I've got lacy cabbages and was thinking myself about getting some spring greens started.
Good tip about the tiles. I was wondering what to rest the pumpkins on.