Early May Allotment update

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring
Would you believe it, things have got themselves back on track in the greenhouse and down at the allotment. My last update from the allotment was a little bit of a mopey one, but I'm feeling much better now. A bank holiday weekend is the ideal time to get things back up straight on the plot so we did make it a priority. 
Incidentally, this is the first time I can say I completed all tasks I had in mind; from starting off new seeds for things that didn't grow/got eaten to planting out larger plants and re-potting seedlings. Even some weeding!!! 
Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring
Above, I bit the bullet and just planted things out. Fingers crossed!
Slug bait is an absolute must, the pests are everywhere and I'm determined not to feed them any more.
Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring

Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring

Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring
Above: C has put up vanes and netting for the peas and beans. Hurrah!
Below: Really  pleased with the onions, garlic and shallots. I hoed in between the rows.
Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring

Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring
Above: C has widened the holes for the strawberry plants. They should be flowering soon.
Below: The asters and marigolds I re-potted are not only clinging on to life but actually growing big and strong.
Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring
Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring
I have larger pots for some plants. Begonias have now all been planted out and just need to hang out in the greenhouse for a week or so until it looks like the risk of frost has passed.
Upon reading the small print I learned that sweet peas will not be flowering until next year, irritatingly, but they needed to grow in the individual pots.
Methembrembomebresimisms (the big furls of greenery on the left, below). They have done a bit too well. Confusingly, the strong looking plant has a cotton-like piece of thread connecting the foliage to the root so planting out has been a delicate process. I should have thinned them.
In the middle we have a few aquilegia which are teeny tiny but I'm optimistic they'll grow soon.
Allotment and greenhouse progress in spring

Selfie.
Sophie

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2 comments

  1. Wow, it is looking brilliant!!! Well done!! Wish I'd discovered my potting shed earlier!x

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  2. It's so nice to see everything growing. Pesky slugs and snails are the bane of my gardening life, little sods!

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