Emma and Jilly


Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Sowing our seeds

We have sown lots of seeds now and our dining room window sill is covered in seed trays. The peas have done a bit too well and we are swimming in them, the cabbages parsnips and sprouts are also doing very well. We're trying out borlotti beans and they are looking like little aliens, but very healthy!

As for the allotment, we went up last week and found that there is still work for the council to do. We hope we will be able to get on with re-marking out beds and planting out seedlings.

Here are some pictures of the peas and borlotti bean seedlings.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

All you need is a JCB

We went upto the plot today to be greeted by a man from the council and a JCB.

We had planned a productive day after collecting some fantastic well rotten manure from a local farm to dig into the beds that we had marked out last weekend. Instead are plans were thwarted by a JCB digging up the large trees at the end of our plot.

I have to admit we were a little gutted. I know its going to save us a lot of time and hard work in the long run, but we have got so far clearing the plot ourselves that its a little disheartening to have a JCB come in and clear it in a day!

The council are going to chop down the hedges at the sides for us, pull up the large trees and rotervate the whole plot. Luckily we managed to save the strawberry plants that we had planted.