The Radishes decided to put in an appearance this week and the onion sets in modules have started to grow stalks in the polytunnel. I grow them in compost instead of planting them directly in the cold and wet soil. In a few weeks they will have lovely root socks perfect for growing in the homemade compost in the plastic fish boxes.
It looks like the weeds thing it is Spring too.
How did I manage to take a picture of my daisy roots or hiking boots?
It's amazing the difference a covering of plastic makes. Have you got anything starting to grow on your veg plot or allotment yet?
This picture was taken before Storm Eunice paid a visit and tore a big hole in "Portugal" my beloved polytunnel friend. Saying that I managed for years with no polytunnel!
I took that photo last Sunday. To misquote Harold Wilson: "A week is a long time in a polytunnel".
Storm Franklin looks like its putting in an appearance now. To misquote Rhett Butler:
"Franklin my dear storm. I don't give a damn!"
I do really. I hate the wind and the rain.
As Les Dawson said, "A polytunnel is like an oversized condom for a blue whale".ReplyDelete
Ha,ha. Does a blue whale tell blue jokes I wonder.ReplyDelete
Don't know but he has a whale of a time when not being pursued to death by Japanese "scientists" disguised as whalers.Delete
True. Jonah was a good singer. "Well they sing well in Whales/Wales".Delete
That whale was fed up to the back teeth with Jonah.Delete
Imagine living in a whale. You would be singing that Vera Lynn song: "Whale meat again".Delete
I thought that was what bored Inuits sing.Delete
Could be. Do Eskimos do all their shopping in Iceland or the go to Lidl like us?Delete
I have never seen an eskimo in the Chesterfield Road branch of Lidl but I once saw a Zulu warrior buying a new shield.Delete
They've got seed potatoes in from the 24th.Delete
Franklin is almost here now. Hold on to your hats.ReplyDelete
We live on a weather rollercoaster JayCee.ReplyDelete
I miss so much growing stuff. It was always exciting to see the plants poking through no matter how many times I'd seen it before.ReplyDelete
As for storm names, where did that come from?
They were just storms and high winds before weren't they.
Hi Briony. I think Ireland started giving names to storms and the England and the home countries followed suit. I love growing fresh and chemical free vegetables and plants.ReplyDelete
Too dismal to even think about gardens. Maybe when the sun gets a bit warmer.ReplyDelete
I have a bunch of small onions which have sprouted in the vegetable basket. Maybe I'll plant them and be day soon in the pits where I had lettuces. We eating lettuce salad daily just now. Spring and onions have grown well
Hi Linda. December and January were far too mild and now we are paying for it. It must be great to be eating fresh lettuce salads at this time of the year.ReplyDelete
Reading about Dudley followed by Eunice, I immediately worried about an f storm.ReplyDelete
Hmm... I think I follow your train of thought Debby.😊ReplyDelete
A few things have popped up so far - my cardoon and artichokes are quite big already!ReplyDelete
Brilliant news Kev. Look forward to seeing them on one of your posts.ReplyDelete
I did that with my onions for the first time last year. Made a believer of me!ReplyDelete
Hi Kat in Ks. They love getting a start in compost instead planting them directly in the cold and wet soil.ReplyDelete