Monthly Archives: May, 2013

It’s all go


Ok , so it’s not April it’s May now, and this post is very late in coming. I have been so busy that finding time to sit at the p.c and write has been out of the question. However, I will say that I HATE sitting at the p.c so I have enjoyed every moment.


My potatoes went in a few weeks ago but as you can see there is no sign of them yet. I have grown potatoes before but in bags so I hope they’re ok under there. I went for F.E Winston, S.E Charlotte and M.C Maris Piper. There were so many different varieties to choose from it was quite overwhelming, I hope my choices do well and I get a good crop.


The onions seem to be growing ok so far. I chose Setton and Red Baron. I made some bird scarers with some old cd’s. They seem to be working really well! When the sun hits the shiny side, flecks of light dance around the plot. If you haven’t tried this you should, it’s really very pretty and works a treat. To fill a gap I planted some Raddish- french breakfast 3, Spring Onion-white lisbon and Lettuce-sweetheart. The raddish unsurprisingly is doing the best, I’m crossing my fingers for the others to work too.


In the Brassicaceae bed I have planted Broccoli-early purple (sprouting), Sprouts-napoleonF1, Cabbage-savoy and Cabbage-red jewel F1. I have kept them under fleece/Spring tunnels and they’ve all got cabbage collars on to try and give them the best start away from any pests. There is also Swede-best of all sown under the fleece blanket. Back at home I’ve got Broccoli-green calabrese started, waiting to come on down when the time is right. It sounds daft but I actually worry about the brassicas when I’m not on site, as if I’ve left the kids outside and nobody is watching them (I told you it sounded daft), I’m going to put it down to me being a newby plot holder.


This little fellow is my new BFF on the plot. HE/She started following me and my rake around the site last week. It’s beak was so full of worms it couldn’t fit anymore in, despite trying over and over again. It had me in stitches so I just had to share.


Next to go in will be Runner beans-lady di, Climbing bean-green lake and Pea-meteor. My partners father has just bought me a sturdy frame for the beans, I think he sensed that I was worried about the support for them with it being in such a windy position. I am a very happy girl now!

Also doing well is my Leek-musselburgh, Courgette-tuscany F1 and Tomatoe-garden pearl. If this lovely weather we’ve had over the last week or so keeps up, they’ll be going in in no time. Not so well is my Strawberry-Delican F1 which I tried to do from seed, I’ll keep hoping for a miracle for another week but I don’t hold out much hope for them.

Well that’s it for April, thank you for taking your time to read this and any of the last posts

Michelle Mawson.

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