Monday, 19 October 2015

Onions update

The onions I planted out last Sunday have taken well and put on more growth. 
Really pleased as I forgot to water them in, but I think the overnight rain on Monday helped.
The Sunday Harvest: 
Apples (last two, not in photo).
Not a bad day weather wise, unfortunately had other plans so didn't do much apart from harvesting for us and our chickens, we always pick a bag full of greens for them.

Thanks for reading/returning.  Ian. 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

I know my Onions !

Last week I dug up the Cara potatoes, so today I dug over the soil again to remove all weeds & their roots, as well as some Cara I missed, dont want them popping up amongst the next crop.
So I started off some onions at home in cell trays, see photo above. 
24x white Senshyu, 24x white Shakespere and 30x Red Winter, planted 12" (30cm) apart, in rows 12" (30cm) between.
The last of the Cox's Orange Pippins still on the tree, I tried a windfall one and it was so sweet. 
So that was all I could do today, still it did take 3 hours! 

Today's harvest:
and Sweet peas.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

More autumn harvesting, spud time!

 So today we dug up the last of the 1st early Rocket potatoes, there is about 25lb here, so I estimate the total yield to be about 60lb (27kg) not bad from an inital purchase of 3kg.
In the space left after digging up the Rocket spuds we planted 48 Solent Wight garlic cloves. No space goes to waste even with winter just around the corner. 
As the foliage had completely died away from the Cara potatoes, I dug up the remaining 6 rows, there is about 130lb here add 16lb from the test row dig that makes 146lb (66kg) from a purchase of 6kg. I call that a result. 
Other harvests today: 
Runner Beans, Green Beans, Purple Peas, Tomatoes, Red Pepper, Raspberries & Blueberries. 
Parsnips too. 
The last of the sunny days for a while and perfect potato digging weather, leaving them to dry before storing in Hessian sacks.

Rain most of next week!

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian