Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Seems like I'm really into this!

Actually a lot of stuff happened around the weekend, on top of the stuff I mentioned previous.

Got a mention on Jane Perrone's blog. Very exciting. Morag bought me this funny wooden device for making pots out of paper and my allotment DVD arrived. It's not bad, am learning a bit from it but the presenters are a bit too enthusiastic for me.

Do worry sometimes that it might be me who's a bit too enthusiastic!

Monday, February 21, 2005

My dear Morag modelling the 'new to me' greenhouse

The new Eden

A bit of development has taken place on the blog. A new title which I feel more comfortable with rather than rob's log slog which some might think was a bit ODD . Also think I have managed to get some form of links side bar , in fact I think I have 2 methods. Blogrolloing which I have n't sussed out completely yet and Dave sent me a load of html that was good but a bit hard to get to grips with.

A reasonably productive weekend, what with getting the greenhouse down yesterday evening and some digging on Saturday. But I tell you that digging isn't getting any easier. Seemed to be that when I did get the spade into the ground that each spadeful consisted of more roots and crap than soil. rant, rant, rant.

Seeds came today. So there's a wee something to focus on.

Got a few things the other day in the garden centre. But accidentally bought potting compost based on spagnuem moss in it . Didn't realize till i got home. Not the most sustainable material so will try and change it. I also got some fleece to protect the carrots from carrot fly and seed potatoes which will need left out to chit.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Forcing Rhubarb

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Veggies etc...

So here is a list of the stuff I am hoping to grow this year. A few changes from last year.

Stuff I won't be bothering with:

Turnips: Not big into them. One of Ella's favorite books, The enormous Turnip, Dave says!
Spring Onions: Got 2 out of a 3m row.
Kale: didn't fancy it
French Beans: didn't freeze well. Stringy to eat

So a few more fancy things this year. Garlic and cilantro whoooo!

But the great news is the acquisition of a greenhouse from Morag's Mum and Dad's next door neighbour. Hope to get that on Saturday. So hopefully a few tomatoes, aubergine will be happening.

Seed list Posted by Hello

Friday, February 11, 2005

Things to Do

Well the last couple of months have seen a few of the many things happen that need to happen such as digging the new area, cutting back the edges, getting a shed up and getting a load of dung down.

But there are still a few things to sort before planting can commence. What about a wee list:

1. Relax
2. Finish the Phase 2 digging (the hard bit)
3. Fork over the phase 2 bit. (2 or 3 times)
4. Dig over phase 1 (the easy-ish bit)
5. Dig in the dung
6. Realign the planting beds
7. Order seeds
8. Finish the edges

Was thinking of putting in raised beds, but a fourm I was reading yesterday mentioned they were a major slug trap. So might not bother. Ah dear!

So there it is, a bit of motivation and order for the next wee while.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


I am putting these links here as i have'nt figured out how to put them on the side.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Dung Dynamics

Well, Saturday was the great dung displacement day. Went home to find a heavenly sight of dad at home with the digger. This made me very happy as I wouldn't have to shovel the black gold I was after onto the trailer. So after helping him with a few posts we loaded up the trailer and bought it down the allotment. Wheeled a good 20 barrow fulls down to me plot and was very tired afterwards.

You know you are going though life changes when you start to get descriptive and excited about dung, but this is top grade, well rotted, worm infested muck and it makes me a bit happy.

So there!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A great winters saturday afternoon complete with Chris there, doin a bit. Posted by Hello