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Sown/Planted in April
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Looking good, and productive.
More going in than coming off at the moment Sand D
What a difference a week or so makes!
Hoefully there should be a bigger difference in the next week or two Jessica
Thank you Daphne
Looking good, Sue - nice and neat and tidy. Full of potential. I love this time of year; there is so much to look forward to! Have you seen many white butterflies yet?
Not many butterflies at all Yet Mark. The gales won't be their favourite weather - maybe the sun will bring them out.
The peas are doing well. I've planted some mange tout out but they've been a bit ravaged by the wind so I'm not sure if they'll come to anything. I've held off getting my squash out, mainly because the bed isn't ready yet, nearly there now, but I think it's just as well really or else they'd have been mangled too. Your plot's looking great.
Let's hope for quieter weather, Jo
Wow - your plot looks fantastic! It must be wonderful to be on top of things...which is something I aspire to be someday.
Not really on top of things yet Margaret
Perfect and productive - what more could one want from an allotment.
Things to be growing a but quicker, Elaine
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. You've clearly been working hard, everything looks so neat and so healthy. I'm having a few disasters this year, so it's nice to see how it should be done. My turnips have something in the root, some of the garlic is dying and the strawberries are on their last legs, no idea why. Either dodgy soil (I suspect I have quite a bit of that at home from buying tainted soil improvers - it's the only explanation I can think of for things going yellow and stopping growth as soon as they are planted out) or maybe a virus - I used runners from the plot. All very frustrating.
Buying compost and manures is a lottery now CJ, I guess that you have tried feeding, Our problems at the moment are weather and mollusc related.
It's looking like a hive of industry and I'm most envious of the structure in the background of the first photo Sue.
That's the sweet pea support Anna
Ahhh....what a wonderful start to the season, it's all taking off beautifully, love the leeks and cabbages!xxx
Leeks, Dina? We have onions, garlic and shallots planted but no leeks yet.
Thank you for such a kind comment sweffling
I have always said that allotment owners or people with large vegetable gardens are the last true growers. Commercial growers will only grow what potentially will make them a profit so the crop has to be suitable for the growing conditions available to them. Amateur growers are the only ones who are prepared to take risks and experiment.
You get such a sense of achievement when you have success with something new, Rick.
The plot looks so promising! happy gardening!
Fingers crossed, Malar
It all looks really good. I'm especially impressed with the peas.
I'lol be impressed by the peas when we actually pick some, Patsy
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