Sunday 25 January 2015

Second Blog of 2015

 Well its been a while since my last Blog, so today I got some jobs done:
First I dug over this patch, some of you might remember I sowed some Spinach seeds here, not one germinated or maybe a mouse ate all the seed!
I had started Solent Wight Garlic at home, in cell trays. They put on good growth & great roots too, so a good time to plant out, where the Spinach was. 
I put fleece over them just to protect from frost and those cold mornings we have been experiencing.
Another job that's been awaiting my destruction skills was the last section of old rotten pallet fence, you can see here it's gone! Next job to construct a new section from pallets I have collected, free too.
So with all that scrap wood (from the fence) and a pile of dried weeds, it was a good excuse for another bonfire!
As I said it's been a while since my last Blog, but I have not neglected my plot, I have been visiting regularly, to check it and put kitchen & chicken waste in the compost bins, also watering the greenhouse as we have Spinach growing in there.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian

Thursday 1 January 2015

1st day of 2015

 The Chilli that was growing in the Greenhouse needed picking, my hand in the shot for scale & I think you can agree its a whopper!
This young bird was very interested in what we were doing, think it's a Robin ?
The Senshyu White Onions I put in late autumn look fine, the weather is very changeable at the moment, one day cold & frosty, the next very mild and temperature in double figures, today 14 degrees!
The Red Winter Onions also doing well. 
I hope they swell soon as still quite small.
So 1st of January 2015.

Lets hope it's another good year for growing, I have plans afoot to finish the Pallet Fence & put in new edges to the path with reclaimed timber. 

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian