Monday, February 09, 2009

Monday 9th February 2009 - Weather: rain, rain, rain, dull, rain, rain! GROAN!

Tut, tis always the way, today I had no work planned, the house is tidy, the snow has all but gone from these mean Essex streets, so I intended to spend the day on the allotment finishing plot number one, getting my paths sorted and planting my new strawberry plants, but oh no. Mother flipping nature has once again had her wicked way with me and it is raining. I did pop to the plot, as generally, a little rain doesn't bother me, but the ground on the site is waterlogged. Standing water everywhere, and my waterbutts are still frozen solid!! So, I turned tail and came home, miserable. However, trying to look on the bright side, this gives me the oppurtunity to sow some more seeds. So, rather than tell you nothing, I thought I would list the seeds I have sown so far.

Chilli/Peppers
Mustard Habanero
Picante
Hanoi Market
Hot Tepin
World Beater
Cayenne
Corno di torro Rosso
Chervena Chushlca
Jimmy Nardello
Jalapeno
Prairie Fire

Tomatoes
Roma (plum)
Striped German
Chadwick Cherry
Golden Sunrise (yellow)
Costoluto Genovese (beefsteak)
Ferline (blight proof!)
Black cherry
Sun Cherry (yellow or red)
legend
santa (cherry plum)
Marmade (beefsteak)
Tamina
Great white
Jersey sunrise
Gardeners delight (cherry)
Cherokee purple

Aubergine
Little fingers
Viserba
Moneymaker
Rotonda Bianca

Misc
Broadbeans - germinated
Kales, Scarlet - germinated

Flowers/plants
Coleus
Purple Bell Vine
Sweetpeas - germinated
Mecanopsis
Astrantia , shaggy
Clematis, Korean Beauty
Anchusa


2 comments:

Jotymo said...

love the site, how big is your allotment?

Emma Jane said...

I have 2 plots and they are roughly 15 metres long and about 5 metres wide....but I am rubbish at measurements. :) They are plenty big enough for my current needs, but my dream is to have a polytunnel and even some chooks.