As you can see in the week 2 picture the plants have become well established, canes have been put in place ready for the tomatoes the climb up freely. Amazing how much they have grown in the space of a week.
And I would say that week 2 on the opposite side of the greenhouse has doubled in size too.
And the picture above clearly shows have much they have grown in the space of a week, de-weeding needs to be done and I am determined to get up to the allotment to do this at the weekend.
And look at this, double the size in week 2. Wow, I'm impressed even if I do say so myself.
Under the cloche I have put in sweetcorn seeds, as the weeds are growing under there I am sure that they will come up soon, I hope they do anyway, I would love to be able to say that I have grown my own sweetcorn.
So the sweet peas are happy and starting to grow and so is the lavetara, just need to keep tying in the sweet peas. And clear the chard plots!
So the two beds below, the one at the back with the netting is the cauliflower bed and the other one is the onion bed.
The cauliflowers have been nibbled a little and this happened because I hadn't covered them with netting. And the onions are few and far between so there is plenty of room in the bed for my leeks.
Spuds are coming up, really pleased with there progress too.
So all in all things are progressing very nicely although time has been against me since day 1.
I really have to try to fit in some more time after our trip to France as the time is going to be needed to keep up with the de-weeding, sowing more seeds and the watering seems to take for ever.
Out of all the jobs the watering for me seems to be the most tedious. Thank goodness we have some rain in the South at the moment so the greenhouse is all that needs to be watered three times a week.
That said I hope it doesn't rain to much as a load of the seeds aren't up yet and I don't want them to flood and not come up at all.
So much to think about....
The shrubs in the back garden have grown a little to big now and I can't even see the suntop! That said the seeds do really well and the whole of the allotment has been filled up by seeds grown in the suntop and in the greenhouse at the allotment.
All of the peppers are growing nicely in the suntop at the mo but as of next week they are going to be hardened off and put out in the final bed at the allotment. I know I am taking a chance but I believe they will do better outside than in and I just haven't got the room in greenhouse for them to grow on in there.
So, in the trays with lids are the pumpkin seeds and squashes and cabbages, hopefully they will be up soon.
The herb rockery is looking lovely....
That's it then, up to date, that brings us up to yesterday. Most of the seeds are in and the next job is to weed and then to get the grass borders looking smarter.
Hopefully once that is done it will be a case of just trying to keep on top of everything and adding more seeds as the first batch start to reach full growth.
With our France trip approaching quickly I don't think I will reach my target, that said, does it really matter? I have to learn that if I don't meet my goal for that day that it really doesn't matter and make it more fun (yeah right, who am I kidding!)
Exciting ehh, I saw the red of my first radish yesterday, so I'm hoping to have some ready to pull at the weekend.
Sad to get excited over a radish I know!
Until next time, happy allotmenteering and lets hope that our new crops don't get water logged with this wonderful UK weather........
Oh and thanks for following my story on the allotment.
(Update:- from wonderful sunny France.
So I am sat here and realise that I haven't posted my allotment blog!
The weather here in France is 24 degrees and sunny. Tomorrow we return to the UK and it's wonderful weather.
I can't wait to visit my allotment, family have kept me up to date with the weather and I am quite sure after 9 days the plants would have tripled in size.)
Look out for my next allotment blog with an update and piccies.