Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Monday, 20 May 2013
Outgrowing Their Pots
I finally managed to get the onions and shallots planted at the allotment yesterday. As you can see from the photo, they were in desperate need of transplanting, in fact, some of the shallots are already starting to divide. I also planted out the onions - Bedfordshire Champion which I've grown from seed. It's a bit of an experiment to see how they do compared to the sets, so I've only transplanted fifteen. They look very weedy in comparison to the sets, but we'll see how they do. I also sowed my parsnip seed and planted the potatoes - Desiree. I wasn't going to bother growing potatoes at the allotment as I've got many containers of them growing in the garden, but I'm seeing how this variety does in the ground.
I've had mixed success with germination of my seeds this year, some things have shot up within a couple of days of being sown, whereas others just haven't germinated at all. I sowed another batch of seeds yesterday so we'll see how they do. Most of the seeds are new so I can't put it down to using old seed. Perhaps I'll use the excuse I often use these days and blame the weather.
It's the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week and it's celebrating it's centenary. I'm not lucky enough to have tickets to go, but I'll be glued to the tv watching. I've heard many people who have been to the show say that it's so crowded that you can't get very good views of the gardens, so perhaps the best place to see it is from the comfort of the sofa.
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.