Monday, July 20, 2009
I took some pics down the lottie yesterday! And I did some hard work: I dug over the old pea/broad bean patch, planted some new French beans and a last ditch effort at carrots. Yes yes I know what I said but in that area, the soil is especially sandy and light and I am thinking, "maybe, just maybe". sigh well just hoping for the best. I left a bit of room for some more beetroot too, as I do love it and it grows well into the autumn. But yesterday I forgot the seeds :-S oops
Before digging over:
After digging over:
OK this is not a great shot but I wanted to show you Raymond (neighbour's) beautiful blue hydrangeas, hee hee:
Squash, courgettes and pumpkins are doing very well, lots of little fruit all over the place. We are eating a yellow courgette about every second day. And I have pictorial proof that my little eggplant and chillis are growing and fruiting. They are cute, I am hooked. They will be a permanent fixture in the summer garden I would say.
The tomatoes have a lot of fruit but it's green for now. Hurry up and ripen! I can hardly wait to eat the little blighters!
There is still a lot to do... Some more rainbow chard to transplant, winter lettuce to sow, weeds to massacre. Bloody bramble is back among the lemon balm. Bastard. I will have to get out the welding gloves and rip it all out again. Getting ripped topieces in the process, no doubt.
Here's a little pic of the whole lot: I have attacked the weeds a bit since then (bloody grass! drives me mad!). Still it looks lush and summery:
It's all in a day's work for the valiant allotmenteer though ;-)
Back with more pics soon.
Glad to see that things are going well with your plot. I'm envious of your outdoor egg-plant. I too love them, and although our summers here are getting warmer, they would still be a big gamble outside I reckon. Still, I expect I'll give them a go one day..
Tim (Plot 61a)
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