Bits and Bobs 1
It is hard to see the broccoli here but we have some good size heads, and they taste devine! We thought they were brussels sprouts ( see master plan at end of page) until the florets appeared, but who is complaining?!
The strawberry runners being pegged into pots for growing on. Our strawberry plants were growing around the plot when we took it over, We moved them in to this bed, but have since discovered they have an optimum life span of 3 years. We will start a completely new bed next year and then we will know exactly how old the plants are. I just put the new plant into the compost in the pot, leaving it still attached to the parent plant. I placed a stone on the plant to hold it in position while it takes root.
The new strawberry plants are growing in the pots and will be left in them over the winter ( I think). Once they were growing strongly I cut them from the parent plant.
The Leeks have now been transplanted into a permanent bed as per advice on Dave's allotment blog. I made holes with a spade handle and watered them in. The first few were a bit fiddly and disappeared down the holes! Then I dropped them into the hole and held on to the plant at the correct height and filled the hole with water. About half of the leek is in the hole to help them blanch and the hole is not filled in to give the leek room to grow.
Our pumpkin, this photo was taken a few days ago,I just did not have time to upload them.It is now a decent sized tennis ball size!
The white turnips planted on 16th June, on the advice of Donal Kelleher at our open day. I scraped away some of the earth and there are turnips under there alright, golf ball size at the moment.
The largest of the pepper plants in the greenhouse. I have pinched off some of the flowers, to give the plant a chance to grow the ones already on it. For some reason we have about 8 plants ( are we that fond of peppers?)and gave some away as well!