Monday, April 24, 2017

My Attempt at Making Wigwams for the Sweet peas

No laughing at my Wigwams!

Hi folks, well it's been yet another busy Saturday down at the allotment, I managed to get my wigwams up, no laughing now, it took me ages, not an easy feat, but I finally got them up and the sweet peas are in with lavetera in the middle. Can't wait to see them in the middle of the summer right up the top of the poles, and  I know they smell lovely too!



It doesn't look much at the moment I know, it is getting there though, once all the beds show signs of growth I'm sure that the plot will look totally different than it does now.


Hubbies really good at watering...


The cauli's are doing well and so are the onions, this weekend if the weather is ok I plan to put in the leeks.


No sign from the spuds or the sweetcorn under the cover but the rocket and salad leaves around the outside of the bed are starting to come up.



Now the two beds either side of the wigwams separated by the bricks looks like a load of weeds but in there is chard, because I am not sure what the seedlings would look like I have had to let the weeds grow so that I can distinguish which is the chard!


Little gems are coming up nicely, on Saturday I will tidy them up and put them into neat rows, signs of the parsnips are there too.


Sweetcorn's under the cloche.


Look at these beauties, the sweetpeas are going to be fab....


Cauli's are doing well too, can you see the little row of seeds as well, can't remember what they are at the mo but I have put a label in and will check and let you know later.


Onions are few and far between but the bed will be full once I put in the leeks.


Leeks, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, Nasturium and Marigolds all ready to go in the ground but me I'm not ready for them!

Attention!
Chard in there somewhere!
No sign of spuds...

Greenhouse full to the brim!

So I have to plan my time and it's proving to be difficult. Each new challenge I take on takes an awful lot longer than I thought it would. For example, I thought that the wig wams would take lets say one hour max to put up, who was I kidding, they took me a good two hours and then the sweet peas took another two hours to put in and tie in to the canes. Just hoeing the one onion bed took an hour!

It really is very time consuming and very slow to show all the hard work that I put in.

That said I absolutely love it, when I go up next time I look at what I have done so far and the plants growing in the greenhouse, cold frame and the beds and feel really pleased with myself.

I'm still not convinced though that I can actually grow in the ground, sounds daft I know but I haven't got to the stage where I can eat anything yet, once that happens then I will start to believe in myself.

The Suntop

At home in the suntop I have other plants too that I am nurturing  either to go in the garden or up at the allotment.



Sunflowers above which I plan to put right at the back of the allotment so that when I go up I hopefully will be greeted with a load of bright tall yellow flowers which will also hide the fence at the back during the Summer.


Tomatoes and Sweet peppers, these will be taken up to the allotment and grown on in the greenhouse, not yet though, not until I have potted them on.


Lavetera, Celeriac and I'm not sure what the others are, unfortunately lost the marker!




Melons and more plants that have no markers, sure they are flowers...


Little parsley, only one seed took.


Well, that's it for now folks, hubby and I have started to cycle up to the allotment during the week to water, gonna be really fit if I keep this lot up!


Happy allotmenting until later....



No wonder I'm shattered! Just found the picture that I posted in one of my first blog's about the allotment, I'm sure I have sown most of these seeds!!!!

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