Gosh what a week. Well it's now official June was the wettest on record. Think it's time to take off the old welly bobs and socks and see if our feet are webbed. Unless you are a duck or an umbrella seller that is! There's not a lot to be cheerful on the allotment/smallholding front.
The weeds have decided to take over and my strimmer is being kept very busy trying to beat the encroaching grass and vegetation. We seem to have great crop of nettles this year. They are supposed to attract birds and insects, so they should be very happy on my vegetable plot.
It's not all doom and gloom though. My early potatoes are the size of maincrop spuds and my Japanese (Winter) onions could win a prize at an horticultural show.
If I say so myself. I can grow spudatoes, Leeks and onions. Give them lots of farmyard manure, wood ash and keep them weed free and Mother Nature will do the rest. I plant the Jap sets in September and they grow right through Winter. They really are an excellent onion and quite strong.
My 'Japs' displaying themselves between the Redina lettuces. Sorry about the weeds!
Me in my anorak (instead of being an Anorak) holding the Alliums. Sorry once again for the weeds, long grass and delicious food for my ducks! I have just gave myself a verbal warning to weed my veg plot. Next time it's a written one. One good thing about owning a smallholding is that you can be a very untidy gardener.
See you next week. Hopefully I will be telling you about my silage getting cut.
Sunday, 1 July 2012
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