Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
I'm growing more tomatoes this year than I've ever done before. My greenhouse is only six foot by four foot, so I only usually have six plants in there at the most. This year, I've decided to grow some plants outdoors as well as growing some in the greenhouse. The varieties I'm growing in the greenhouse are Tangella, San Marzano, Gardener's Delight and Costoluto Florentino. The outside varieties are San Marzano, Gardener's Delight, Costoluto Florentino, two Ferlines and four Totems, thirteen plants in total. I usually grow my tomato plants in containers, however, four of the plants have been planted in to growbags which have been cut in half and turned on their ends. This has given a great depth in to which the plants are nestled. I'm hoping for great things from my tomatoes this year after the extremely late harvest I got last year.
The Sunburst squash seeds which I resowed have now germinated and are growing away. I don't know why I had problems with them germinating the first time round as the other squash seeds I sowed at the same time germinated without any difficulty. The other two varieties I'm trying are Queensland Blue and Crown Prince, they're both winter squash whereas the Sunburst is a summer squash.
The weather has been beautiful this week, and looking at the forecast, the sunshine is supposed to stay around for a while yet. I'm not complaining, it's about time we had some decent weather, though I'm hoping that this spell of good weather isn't the only summer we're going to get this year. I've been looking at what's in flower in my garden and I've done a little tour on my Through The Keyhole blog if you'd like to take a look.
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.