Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Here We Go Again
I have to admit to being a little neglectful of the broad bean plants which are residing in the greenhouse. They were sown in autumn ready to plant out in spring. It was a while since I'd checked on them, and when Hubby went in to the greenhouse last week, they were desperate for a drink. A few days later, I thought I'd better make sure they were ok after being watered, and it looks like I was in the nick of time, just look at what I found. To add insult to injury, the slimy slug who did the deed was lounging on the top of one of the pots in full view. I'm so squeamish when it comes to killing anything, I just can't do it, and as I was home alone at the time, the munching mollusc got a reprieve. He was scraped off the top of the pot and catapulted in to next door's garden, I just hope that no one saw. I'm pleased to report that the rest of the broad bean plants are doing well, but I definitely need to check on them more often.
The onions and peppers which I sowed last weekend haven't germinated yet, though I'm not too worried as they can take much longer than a week to do so. I shall be sorting through my seed packets this weekend and looking for other things which can be sown now.
I'm seeing bulbs bursting in to bloom on lots of blogs at the moment, yet I haven't got a single one in flower yet. It's probably for the best as we're forecast yet more snow tomorrow. The birds have been very busy on the feeders this morning, I wonder if they know they're going to be nest bound tomorrow.
I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.