Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Friday, 4 January 2013
They've Bean Growing
The broad beans - Aquadulce Claudia which I sowed in autumn have been growing well. I wondered if they'd grow leggy with the low light levels, but they're not doing too badly. I started them off indoors and then moved them in to the unheated greenhouse where they'll stay until I plant them out at the allotment in spring. I'm hoping that by sowing in autumn, it will give them a head start and I'll get an early harvest.
I forgot to mention in my last post that Hubby visited the allotment to dig up my three parsnips to have with Christmas dinner. I was hoping that the growth beneath the soil was doing as well as the growth above, but in all honesty, they weren't huge. We did eat them with our Christmas dinner, and they tasted delicious, which is the main thing, but I won't put parsnips on my list of successes for 2012. Only three germinated from three sowings, and I only got one meal out of them. I'll try again this year.
I haven't visited the allotment since before Christmas, we've had so much rain over the festive period that it's just not worth bothering. I know that there'll be standing water in some parts, and that the rest of the plot will be too wet to do anything with, so I'll wait until the weather improves a little. That's not to say that I'll be sat twiddling my thumbs, I've got every intention to start my onions off soon, I think they're one thing which can be started off now, and I'm itching to get going, so why not?
I live in Leeds in West Yorkshire with my husband, son, daughter and Archie the dog. I'm a stay at home mum and I have many hobbies which include gardening, knitting, crochet and genealogy. The Good Life blog follows my progress on my allotment and Through The Keyhole blog follows my family life. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow my adventures with me.