If you’ve been following me on twitter, you may have noticed a tweet last week about a new allotment. Well here it is…welcome to plot 10a.
It’s almost the end of May and the growing season is upon us. The plants in my cold frame are really coming on. The fruit cage has now got netting around it to stop the birds from eating the fruit…. (READ MORE)
My tomatoes and chillies have moved from the kitchen windowsill to their final positions; some in my old man’s greenhouse and some in the coldframe on the allotment. I’m growing three varieties of chillies, as mentioned here, and I’m also growing… (READ MORE)
My plan was to spend the afternoon filming various things down the allotment. Unfortunately, the weather got in the way and cut things short.
I haven’t done a tour of the plot for a while, so on Sunday I took the opportunity to do a little filming and to show you around.
This year I have decided to grow three varieties of chillies; Mulato Isleno, Spike and Hotscotch. The Mulato Isleno and Spike varieties where both from Sea Spring Seeds while the Hotscotch variety was from Mr. Fothergill’s Seeds. The Mulato Isleno is a mild chilli that… (READ MORE)
In this episode I prepare my carrot bed and also plant out my garlic. I also make a sowing of marigolds and show you one of my cold frames.
I managed to get down the allotment for a few hours today but unfortunately, my visit was cut short due to the rain. However I managed to weed my onion bed, which was looking sorry for itself, and put some… (READ MORE)
I realise we’re almost at the end of January, but I thought I would take the time and reflect back at 2013, and look at my successes and failures. For me, 2013 was a pretty successful year. It was my… (READ MORE)