IfBefore I start on stress, a rainbow appeared over the allotment today as we were leaving so I will take a deep breath and think beautiful thoughts!I had noticed when I tried to leave comments on some blogs over the past week or so word verification kept telling me I was putting in the wrong letters! Yesterday I spent hours visiting all of the blogs on my sidebar which had been updated in the past month and tried to leave a comment.Any of them with word verification would not allow me, I tried each 3 times, a slow process after writing a comment.If anyone reading this and whose blog is on my sidebar has not had a comment from me then your blog will not allow me to do so.I have now removed word verification from my own blog to make things easier, I will see how much spam I get!
!This hatbox was delivered to me on Friday, I was mystified when I saw it arriving wondering had I been on Ebay in my sleep ordering frivolities! It was my beautifully wrapped order from Mr Middleton garden shop. I had ordered over wintering onions and mixed daffodils some time ago, they had obviously come into stock and been dispatched to me
The onions were put into a bed which Stephen had got ready for me on Sat and sealed under netting to keep the birds off.One side of the netting is black so does not show up in the photo.They are a Japanese onion, Senshyu. They were 3.99e per pound, I was not sure how much would be in a pound so ordered 2lbs! There are 120 onions in this bed and there are still some onions left in the first bag. I think Stephen will be preparing a second bed.Our over wintering onions last year were the best onions of the season as the later ones began to get neck rot from the continued wet weather.Monday was a Moon planting day for onions, I only use it sporadicallybut after the dismal summer I am going to take all the help I can get!
The new strawberry bed, we got this ready some weeks back and transferred new runners for next year.They have taken root and are growing well, looking at the photo I realise I did not do one job which I had made a mental note of while out there. Some of the plants are producing runners and I want to keep these cut to allow the plants to grow strong before winter.
I thinned the swede turnips, another job long overdue, the thinnings are big enough to use.Some small heads of Broccoli they will hardly make side shoots this late in the season but we will leave them to their own devices.Tomatoes are still cropping but reddening very slowly.