Weeding Time

27 07 2015

This weekend, we spent a couple of hours at the allotment site on Saturday. This was mainly to carry out a significant amount of weeding, so now we have PRETTY LINES 🙂

It is now clearer to see where the crops are etc.

We also got our first harvest of things we have grown ourselves…Radishes 🙂

So things going well 🙂

Lettuce, Beetroots and Courgette

Lettuce, Beetroots and Courgette

Legumes (Peas, Beans, French Beans), and Roots (Turnip, Radish, carrots, potatoes)

Legumes (Peas, Beans, French Beans), and Roots (Turnip, Radish, carrots, potatoes)

Our first harvest for things we sowed: RADISHES

Our first harvest for things we sowed: RADISHES

Growing and more tomatoes

Growing and more tomatoes

More pretty lines

More pretty lines

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More planting out, straight lines & compost heaps.

7 07 2015

Last week was really hot in St Albans. Therefore, we didn’t really do much ground work at the allotment apart from going every day to water our plants. However, on Sunday it was a bit cooler, and we had some time and so we went and continued on with our planting. We now have 10 plots cut out, 8 of which contain plants/seeds and 2 of which are compost heaps (those are the parts covered in plastic). This is what our whole site looks like at the moment. We estimate that we have another 8 plots to cut out, so we are officially more than half way there with clearing the site…GO US!

The whole site

The whole site

A view of the whole site

A view of the whole site

Anyways, what we did on Sunday was dig out two plots. In one we planted out the tomatoes, chillies and spring onions we had received from freegle, together with a chilli plant we had at home.

What we sowed on Sunday

What we sowed on Sunday

Please note that we have a tomato already growing :)…Hopefully the tomato plants will be happier in their new home and we get even more.

A tomato :)

A tomato 🙂

In the other plot we then planted out some red corn (not sure what it is, but will see) and some chickpeas.

The second plot...half plot...we planted out on Sunday

The second plot…half plot…we planted out on Sunday

We also finished off our second compost heap which are taking up plots, as our two compost bins are also full…hopefully we will eventually get compost…but we will see.

I also wanted to update you about our first seeds we sowed, and as you can see they are growing well, and we are getting pretty lines 🙂

Crops growing in straight lines

Crops growing in straight lines

Crops growing in straight lines

Crops growing in straight lines

Lets hope they all do well, and we get a good crop out of all this work 🙂