I nipped up to the plot last night once the littlies were in bed - sometimes I just need to get things done. Weeding was on the adgenda. This ladies and gentlemen is my potato patch... Todays top tip, make sure you dig hungarian rye grass in thoroughly if you use it as a green manure! Weeding with shears, whatever next.
Well I do grow the flowers, but we have just harvested the first lot of peas for this year. I sent OS on a treasure hunt amongst the weedy pea vines. I would have photographed the harvest but we didn't manage to get them home. I suggested to the boys that they might like to try one freshly picked and that was the end of the peas! It was a revalation to them, at first YS refused to try them "don't they need cooking?" and then there were fights, "Mum he's not sharing!". So I'll count that a sucess then.
Minimal posting this week as YS has been poorly. Now on the mend (see mention of fighting above)hurrah!
Why is it that the tomatoes I'm nurturing in tomato corner are in flower and look like this All very fine, full of flowers, etc. But the ones I have abandoned, not potted on, forgot to water, in neglect corner look like this See tomatoes! Why is that?
I've always had a passion for plants especially edible ones. We have a young family so it seemed the ideal time to get an allotment in rural Leicestershire and get them involved. We have a small half plot and aim to make it productive and fun. If I can do it you can too - get digging!