Sunday, June 28, 2009

Long time no see!!

I have been told off for not updating the blog by friends so this is a quick post to say hi to all!! The allotment is blooming away and feeding us well, I've been so busy with work that I haven't had the chance to update the blog. At the moment we're harvesting new potatoes, broad beans, red onions, peas, strawberries, raspberries, rocket, courgette and artichokes.

I don't have any pics at the moment so here are a couple of the garden at home!
After a marathon 5 hour session in the garden yesterday it is looking great, the pics don't do it justice as I ran out a few minutes ago to take the pics and its getting dark now.The tomatoes are doing well, I've suffered from blight for the past couple of summers and not actually managed to harvest ripe tomatoes. This year I'm trying out the ring culture method of tom growing, it apparently gives more root structure and a stronger plant which can hopefully withstand disease more.

The other edibles that I'm growing at home are chilli plants (in window boxes), figs and tumbling tomatoes (in hanging baskets). These are all at the front of the house as it gets more sun then the back garden and the brick walls of the house radiate the suns heat. Tomorrow is an allotment day for us so I will take pictures and try to get back to my regular updates!


Jo said...

Nice to see an update. Your garden is looking great (as usual). It sounds as though your allotment is feeding you well.

glosterwomble said...

Thanks Jo!! Yep the plot is doing us proud but it should be considering all the HARD work we've put in!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Yey - glad to see you back - the garden looks as smart and well kept as the allotment! Raspberries so soon - looking forward to mine! cat @ manor Stables

glosterwomble said...

Thanks Cat!!