Did anyone see the piece on the paper about Michelle Obama planning an organic garden in the White House?! They are planning on digging it out soon and she is encouraging children to become involved as it is through the children the parents will be involved. That is one smart Lady. The full story can be read here
Our Purple Sprouting Broccoli has finally put in an appearance! I though we should be eating it by now but maybe like a lot of things last year it went in late. This little flash of purple is the size of a golf ball and there is another one on a second plant.
Colleen second earlies, sprouting before they took their trip out to the allotment this morning.The weather is supposed to take a turn for the worst tomorrow so I hope to get them in today.
We are down to the wire. Two drill of first earlies, Orla, 4 drills of second earlies Colleen and one drill of first early Home guard seed donated by Zwena. I finished digging out the trench along the wire and burying the fence wire under a scaffold board. There is room at the end for 2 drills of Kerr's Pinks sprouting in the greenhouse,another donation from Zwena. Someone gave her a bag of seed potatoes which she kindly left in the tea room for the gardeners to take from.This is one of the huge benefits of a communal allotment, surplus gets shared out.
I have British Queens, main crop, sprouting in the shed but as everyone says they are prone to blight I am not going to put them in here but will hold off until we get a bed ready in the new plot.