Most of the seeds i grew in the conservatory & planted out, died after getting caught out with the late frosts.
So, plan B. Chuck the seeds straight into the beds. Been a hassle and disappointment growing my own stuff from seed. May give it a go next year now I've built my cold frame down the allotment.
Bought some seedling peas from Homebase and planted them straight in. A bit more expensive than seed but certainly a lot less agro.
Also built a frame type thing which i will cover in net to keep the birds off , plus covered one side with all the mesh stuff that I'd dug up. Peas can grow up this.
Cold frame & big frame thing cost nothing, all built from free cycle finds and junk left on the allotment.
Well, pictures tell the best story of progress so here you go.
|With my best mate at the allotment|
|Wild flowers blooming|
|My cold frame made from recycled items|
|Frame thing. I've got two Blackberry bushes & one Black current bush on the left hand side. |
Peas planted on the right side
|Should be ideal for the beans/peas to grow up|
|Man work. Hottest day of the year. My leg is bandaged up due to tendonites in my ankle from the London Marathon & 5k Swimathon.|
|Bit sceptical if these are going to turn out to be cauliflower.|
|Garlic is buzzing|
|Raspberries going well|
|Wont be short of strawberries this year. These have all been donated by fellow plot holders. I think there is a random bit of rhubarb in here as well|
|More strawberries, Radish & Beetroot in these two|
|Arleya made signs for everything|
|Frame thing. Just need to get some netting to cover it now|
I have enough wood to do one more raised bed.
We also have a bunch of spuds to go in once they shoot.
Clear a bit more space for our sitting area
Dig out some more nettles and remaining brambles
Prepare the area behind my frame read for a greenhouse/pollytunnel
Hopefully eating some produce :-)
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