Diary 2013

Watering never ends

Watered, watered, watered. Admired Lionel’s sweetcorn which is 3 times the size of mine – must think about a windbreak for the plants as I reckon that’s part of his secret. I could ask, but that would take all the fun out of guessing…! The spindly squashes look like they […]

Knight with shiny watering cans

I’ve not been at all well this week, so Him Indoors has been mostly in charge of watering… Despite him saying he might kill things he seems to have done a really good job and everything (bar the dismal garlic) is on the move – we’ve had 2 litres of […]

Sun stops play

This is more like half an update – other stuff got in the way of going to the plot yesterday, and this morning I got quite sunburned so have come […]

Return of the mojo

My allotment mojo is back – hurrah!! I was worried for a bit it had gone for good. I am in the doghouse at home though, for forgetting the time tonight and failing to make good my promise to make fruit salad for Him Indoors… I spent 3 hours at […]

I am Eeyore-ish

Very little progress – disappointing, but I was so fed up with the interminable digging that I thought I’d have a break from the plot for a week. Work has been a bit demanding too. The things I have done – potted on seedlings and germinated 15 sweetcorn for a […]

Red ant dance

Golden purslane wins the super speedy seed award – it was up the next day. I also have swedes (about 30 by the looks of the tray) and chicory and marketmore cucumbers. I’ll have a happy hour of fiddling about with seedlings tonight – they are so wispy I’ll need […]