Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Friday, 7 June 2013
I've got five pepper plants this year. I'm growing Corno di Torro Rosso which are long peppers, its name translates as Horn Of The Bull. I sowed five seeds in to a heated propagator back on the third of February and all five seeds germinated in little over a week. I wanted to sow them early to give them a good long growing season, it looks to have paid off as I've already got some fruit just starting to grow, and the plants are a mass of flowers. I could be in for a good year.
It's not such a good start for my beans this year. Very few germinated in the modules I sowed them in to, yet now that we're in to June, I don't want to repeat this process, so I've planted out the few plants which have grown and filled the gaps by sowing direct. They should germinate well this way at this time of year, though I think I will sow some extras as knowing my luck, the slugs will get them as soon as they emerge. I've got two wigwams, one for Cobra French beans and the other for St George runner beans. My dwarf French beans didn't germinate at all so I'll be sowing all those direct.
It looks set to be a good weekend, though I doubt I'll get anything done at the plot tomorrow as Hubby and Son have a cricket match. I'm hoping to get my sweetcorn planted out on Sunday, the plants look lovely and healthy so I'm keeping my fingers firmly crossed that this is the year that I manage to get a decent harvest. I haven't managed to grow any respectable cobs since having the allotment so I'm going to try my very best this year. I hope there's plenty of good weather around the country over the next couple of days so that everyone can get some gardening done.
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.