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  1. August plenty

    by , 24-08-2008 at 11:00 AM
    Often, my veg peak in July and tail off through August. This year, however, I've tried hard to keep sowing and things have stretched out really well.

    At the moment it's peak harvest (volume wise) for tomatoes and courgettes. They can get rather tedious, it has to be said.

    Today I harvested my first parsnip (Avonresister). I can't stand the things, but I've grown them for my partner and mother who are very keen. I've also pulled a few Autumn King carrots - they are ...
  2. I know I said I wouldn't...

    by , 16-08-2008 at 03:52 PM
    ... plant anything new, but we went to Homebase yesterday and I bought some spring bulbs - a mix of miniture daffodils and iris and such like for spring. They'll go into the spare pots I have (there's no room anywhere else).
    It'll be nice though to herald the new gardening year. Last year all I had were a few daffs.
    Dh has planted one of the ferns at the back; I have designated that part of the garden 'his' because thats where the log pile is and we've seen two stag beetles already ...
  3. Not posted for ages

    by , 15-08-2008 at 10:04 AM (Last Of The Summer Wine Allotment)
    With problems at home and being very busy I have not had much opportunity to get online. I have been managing the plot on my own recently as Gordon was very unwell, he is now getting better and is slowly doing some weeding!

    Blight on all spuds nothing really to shout home about this year. Some cracking courgettes and pumpkins! Onions have done well, along with tomatoes and cucumbers, nothing happening with the egg plant yet. Brassicas are fantastic and had the best crop of cauliflowers ...
  4. 2

    by , 13-08-2008 at 04:09 PM
    still not properly sussed how blogs are supposed to work ....

    have cleared most of the long grass and tall weeds in our plot - have pulled the long grass out of most of the raspberries - the worst is done now, mostly just smallish weeds close to ground ....

    will need another couple of hours on the bigger stuff and then use weedkiller on the smaller stuff ....

    we picked up a couple of large plastic compost bins that were no longer required on another plot ...
  5. Pumpkins doing well

    by , 11-08-2008 at 02:25 PM
    my pumpkin plant is taking over my garden! i only grew it so the grandkids might have a pumpkin to carve for halloween! it's huge and has about 10 fruits on it. i know serious growers remove all but one so they can grow giant ones but i'll be happy with 4 small ones for the kids.
    yesterday i planted out my spring bulbs in the flower garden, can't wait to see them. also got some great bargains in half price seed sale at local gc. bought some berry type fruit seeds that are supposed to taste ...