Well, what a week we have had. It started off blustery, then it turned to heavy rain which changed to thunder storms, and just as the weather started to improve again I was back in work! I haven't even been able to get down on an evening because of commitments I had. I thought I might get down yesterday evening but a letter was waiting when I got in from work inviting me to an 'Oscars' ceremony that my daughter's guide pack were holding. It was a hard decision but I couldn't very well leave my daughter without any support.
The brassicas which I mentioned in my earlier post have most definitely given up the will to live so I have cheated and bought in some plugs of cabbage, cauliflower and brussels sprout. They look nice and healthy so are already way ahead of my own attempts. Lesson learnt, I will try to grow them a different way next year.
As you can see from the picture, my strawberries are all tucked up in their bed and are covered with netting to stop those pesky birds from eating the fruit. They are all in flower and some fruit is already forming. I don't know what sort of crop I can expect really as they were transplanted a bit late. I suppose this might have upset them a little.
My potatoes have at last started to show some foliage and seem to be romping away. They will need to be earthed up the next time I go to the allotment. I'm looking forward to those very first early potatoes covered in butter and mint. There's no better taste, well apart from home grown sweetcorn, home grown strawberries, home grown tomatoes. Well, I think you get the picture.
The schools break up for Spring Bank Holiday on Friday. Both myself and my hubby have also taken annual leave from work, in fact I finished yesterday as I only work Monday, Tuesday and every other Sunday, so we will all be off until the 1st of June. I'm praying for good weather as this will be the perfect opportunity to spend lots of time at the allotment and really get it licked into shape. We're all raring to go so the only thing to stop up will be the typical British weather!