Thursday, May 17, 2012
Borage And Buttercups
When I walked down the lane to get to the plot I heard the mournful sound of the Cuckoo..Cuck..ooo...Cuck..ooo.
He had flown all the way from Sub Saharan Africa and is now flying around the farmers fields singing in the morning for a mate.I had seen Swifts dive bombing around the horses field catching flys and bugs.Their shrieks and aerial acrobatics are a sure sign that Summer is near.
The down side to yesterday was how dry the top soil had become with the sunshine.The Carrots and Parsnips had not germinated at all.The Turnip Snowball has germinated but have been chomped a bit by slugs or snails.Luckily I sowed three rows so there is an abundance.
The difference between the garden at home and the allotment is the control.I can go into the garden every day to see whats happening.The allotment has to be between work shifts when I'm not tired out.
The greenhouse has the remaining plants that will eventually go to the plot.Cabbages Primo,Leeks Neptune,French Beans, and Broccoli Waltham.The Butternut Squash has not germinated at all so it may need a replacement.
I have drawn a rough plan on some lined paper with the raised beds approximate position.Five beds are in use, with the other five ready to be filled.I will go again tomorrow to do more weeding and to sow some Swede Marian seeds.A plots work is never done.