Tuesday 4th June 2013 – Kids are back to school, so I’m straight down the allotment.

Having not been to the allotment for just over a week, because of half term, the sight that greeted me was quite a shock. The grass had grown so much, and half of one plot was looking a bit of a mess. The weeds seemed to have tried to take over, but I’ll put them back in their place over the rest of this week. I took lots of plants that can go in now down, and gradually worked my way through them. Firstly let’s start with the Sweetcorn varieties: Snobaby, Rising Sun, Strawberry Popcorn and Britpop. As they’re all slightly different I couldn’t plant them too close together, otherwise they may pollinate with each other, and then I’ll get some form of mutant sweetcorn, that may grow legs and growl around my plot eating the other vegetables (now that’s just silly, but you never know). So if you have got more than one variety of sweetcorn, then plant the blocks no closer than 2 foot near each other. Then in between the Sweet Corn I’ve planted varieties of Squash/Pumpkin and Courgettes from Gagat, Spaghetti, Atlantic Giant (I’ve told the plants I want a really large one this year, whether they’ll listen is anyone’s guess), and Golden Dawn III. I was going to do a bit of filming, but the camera wasn’t behaving. I’ll have to get Mark to look at it. I took some lunch down with me, so sat in the sun eating away, and then got on with some more gardening. I harvested some rather large Radish, which I’m really pleased with, so I’ll have some with dinner tonight. I was brave and used the site loo…there’s just something about portaloos that make me shudder. But it’s just had a service, so I was slightly happier. I need to get everything ready to take tomorrow, I’ll pack it in the car tonight, so I don’t forget anything.

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4 Responses to Tuesday 4th June 2013 – Kids are back to school, so I’m straight down the allotment.

  1. Eve says:

    Well done Claire. Well I’m trying to get some flowers into my garden so ignoring the tunnel for a few days…..don’t you find that you could do with 10 extra pairs of hands at this time of year 🙂

  2. Annette says:

    Hi Claire,
    i’m beginning to recognize the differences between english and german allotments. In Germany everyone has a fence around his allotment (typical german 🙂 ), with a small hut for sleeping and cooking and your own camping-loo. (To be honest, everything there is almost like Camping and many plot-holders spend their nights there during summer). Is there really just one portaloo for all plot-holders?? Then you are really brave :-).
    Many greetings, love your blog!
    Annette

  3. It sounds like you’ve got everything in your own little plot over there. Not sure I’d want to sleep in my shed though, as I like a comfortable bed. I just have a thing for portaloos, but when you’ve got to go…well you know.

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