I popped to the allotment for a couple of hours today to continue with my weeding. I’ve only got one more bed that is full of weeds, and then plot 1 is practically sorted. Hopefully I can make a dent in that bed by the end of the week. I’m planning on taking the kids out again tomorrow and then have manure arriving on Friday (hopefully), so how much of it I’ll actually get done I don’t know. I also watered and fed various plants, and had a quick chat with some other plot holders (it’s not all work and no play you know). This year I sowed a packet of mixed Squashes and Pumpkins. They’re all doing really well, but until they start to produce fruits you have no idea what they’re going to be. I think one is a “Patty Pan”, but as they grow bigger I’ll know for sure.
Then as I was weeding a bed where I am growing Carrots and Garlic, I decided that some of the garlic needed to be harvested. I’ve still got more to harvest, but what I’ve dug up so far this year, I’m very impressed with. They’re good sized bulbs (mostly), so I’ll dry them thoroughly and then they’ll keep until I need to use them.
With all this weeding, I’ve now got a blister on the palm of my right hand. I hope it goes down by this evening, because I’ve got bell ringing practice and ringing with a blister is not fun. Well that’s all for today, I’ve got some tidying to do in the garden at home, and some watering, but lunch is needed first of all. TTFN!!
Lovely update and I hope your blister dose go down thank you for sharing and have a blessed day
I hope you have a great day to.
I keep wondering if I should pull up some of my garlic, do you wait until it dies back completely? The bell ringing sounds fantastic, we don’t have anything like that in our area and we live in an old part of the US with a fair bit of history for our country. Do you have any of your group’s bell ringing online?
Your garlic is ready to harvest when the leaves go brown. Make sure you dry them well before you store them. There aren’t many towers in the US, I think it’s a very British thing. We don’t have any video footage of us ringing, I suppose I should one day do some. I’ll ask the tower captain and see if we can do some.
I hope you get some good squashes and/or pumpkins! I always like those giant pumpkins you see at shows and which have to be lifted in by a forklift truck. I’ve never managed to grow one much bigger than a small football though.
I’ve never managed to grown one that big either. The heaviest one I’ve ever grown was 48 lb!!