There's a healthy showing of sugar snap peas, the beans are in, and various tomatoes. The outdoor sown courgettes and pumpkins are showing. The beetroot are pathetically patchy (should I soak the seeds before sowing perhaps?), the garlic only mildly rusty, the birds have ignored the cabbages, and the cut and come again lettuce are not only doing well, but taste good too. With great restraint, we stopped cutting the asparagus a little while back as it's only in its second year. It's looking lovely and ferny and, so far, only a handful (literally, now squashed) have been seen.
31 May 2009
holidays at home: the plot
offness with the inconsistency of various collective decisions made and some unnecessary unpleasantness related to over-loud radios - all too boring and irritating as only allotments can be. I'm over it, at least for the time being, and in fact everything is coming along very nicely, despite a late start due to my bad mood. For the record, and at the risk of tempting the allotment gods, it seems that we may have escaped the dreaded curling potato haulms; the culprit according to the RHS may well be the manure from the farm, either too fresh or laced with something unpleasant.