Saturday 18 February 2017

Things are a stirring on the Allotment

 Was clearing up a few pots and containers and look who was sheltering in the dampness, this Frog and 2 others!
Decided to dig up another row of Harlequin Potatoes, still keeping well in the ground since planting last year.
As I said things are stirring, well the Rhubarb is poking through, wont be long now.
And the Onions I put in last autumn have over wintered well and put on more growth.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo

Monday 13 February 2017

Potatoes to chit & garlic to get started

My 2nd Blog of 2017 and not much happening on the plot. 
But a good time to get some planting started. 

1st early 'Winston' and 2nd early 'Charlotte' potatoes arranged in egg trays for 'chitting'.  
2 Garlic bulbs, only cost 80p. 
I removed the outer, papery layer & separated the cloves.
I got 21 cloves, each one will make another Garlic bulb crammed with cloves. 
So I prepared a cell tray, by filling with moistened multi purpose compost, using a dibber I made a hole in each cell and popped a clove (blunt end down) into each cell. This will give them a good start with a good root structure, ready for planting out when its a bit warmer.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo.