Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Monday, 10 June 2013
I love hostas, but unfortunately, so do slugs. My hostas usually end up looking something like a lacy doily, though they're doing well this year, at the moment they remain untouched. I grow my hostas in pots in an attempt to thwart the pesky molluscs, and I think they look quite good grown this way, especially when a few containers are grouped together. Apparently, slugs and snails are more partial to some varieties than others, I obviously haven't got any of the less desirable ones as they munch on mine whenever they get the chance.
My parsnips seem to be doing well this year, I don't think I've ever had quite so many germinate when they've been sown direct before. I used to start my parsnips off in toilet roll inners and then transplant them, but they were all shoulder and not much root, so I now start them off direct. So many have germinated this time that I'll have to carry out some thinning, something I've never had to do before when so few have germinated.
I didn't manage to get to the plot this weekend so my sweet corn plants are still in pots. I'm hoping to get them in the ground as soon as possible, and as the weather forecast has now changed from rain, it looks like I may get chance during this week. Some of my squash and courgette plants are ready to be planted out too so that's another job to put on the list.
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.