Sunday, 25 April 2010

A Quiet Week...

Progress has been slow on the plot this week, and we haven't achieved much except for regular watering trips. I was beginning to think the warm sunny weather had spelled the end for my direct-sown seeds, and that the compost I sowed my salads in was perhaps too coarse despite all the sieving, and that maybe I'd have to sow everything again, and I was getting pretty depressed...

But today, in a general maintenance visit between rain showers, I was overjoyed to find a few radish seedlings and some tiny lettuce seedlings popping up! Hurrah! (They didn't photograph well, sadly, so you'll just have to believe me.) I also found a row of carrots coming up...

And some swede seedlings, under their little protective net tunnel...

The first strawberry flowers...

And the first potatoes appearing...

The onions are doing nicely, as are the shallots...
And the apple tree is about to burst into bloom. I didn't expect the buds to be this colour!

Hastings, our 'allotment cat', has been back for a couple of weeks after a long absence, and enjoyed lying about in the sun close to wherever I was watering and weeding.

And I picked these chives and asparagus spears for dinner.

I guess the plot has been busier than I have!

2 comments:

Jo said...

There's loads going on there. My carrots didn't want to germinate at all last year, but I'm going to have a go again this year. I'm also going to be having a go with swede for the first time this year. I don't have any flowers on my strawberries yet. Your apple tree is going to look stunning when the blossom opens.

Green Lane Allotments said...

We had strawberry flowers - more on the alpine strawberries than the large fruiters - but the frost got at them and blackened the centres so no fruit yet!

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