Monday, June 12, 2006

My Evil Plan Has Worked

The plan when I took on this plot was to sow everything at home and pot it out, so I could give it a good start and keep and eye on it, so far it's working.

I have finally potted out all the plants, it's the first year so I'm not worrying too much about stretching the session etc, it would have happened with the brocolli but I got drunk, over slept and forgot to open the coldframe killing the first batch.

Any way here are some more pics:

The brocolli (Red Baron, Marathan, Nataliano) are in, derris'd against flea beetle, slug pelleted against slugs and netted against pigeons!!!. If anything can get at them I reckon they earned them!!

The squashes, 3 pumpkin (growing for a party), 3 butternut, 2 round and 1 long yellow courgette

The strawberries I inherited, I though I was losing them to slugs, turns out it's the birds, caught the little b******s today, netting goes up tomorrow!!!

And here's a genral one of the plot, the grassy area at teh back will bed an extra bed next year....I just haven't told the council yet.


lilymarlene said...

Don't forget the cabbage collars as well.

Anonymous said...

I'll be interested to see how the squashes turn out. They look like there planted quite close for comfort!

Anonymous said...

Your allotment looks so well organised ... are you sure this is your first year?? I’m very impressed .. But whilst you’re becoming a professional allotment holder, think about the pests just waiting in the wings ...

"On every stem, on every leaf,... and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part."
[Oliver Wendell Holmes]

Keep in control of the blighters ... or at least get eating the plants before they do!

Dicky said...

Been fairly lucky with pests so far, not even seen a slug, only the flea beetle really give me and issue.

I get a lot of advice from my dad, he used to grow all our veg when i was a kid.