Saturday, 16 July 2016

Community Garden - Work in Progress


A cluster of poppies have seeded themselves amongst the weeds and debris in the top polytunnel.


The leeks I planted out last year have all gone dome shaped. But as Arleen so aptly puts it, " I'm doing OK."


The second crop of potatoes, my young friends planted, are all starting to come into flower which means more spuds not too far away. We've eaten the first crop they planted in the other poly tunnel. They cropped brilliantly and tasted just as good.


We sowed a crop of broad beans outside and they're ready for picking.


The runner beans were a bit of a disaster. Not enough water early on.Some of the leaves died off.  The beans curled up instead of being straight.  but we've had a couple of meals off them and they taste just as good.  I've tried to remedy them by soaking a margarine tub- full of chicken poo pellets in a five gallons of water over night and then soaking the roots. It seems to be helping because little green shoots are starting from the base.


Picked the first courgette today.


Cabbage doing OK. Not many Cabbage White butterflies about this year. Perhaps the weather's been too cold.


Tried the parsnips today.


Sweetcorn, lettuce and beetroot in this tunnel. Oh and pumpkins and dahlias on the other side.


Sowed some more beetroot seeds today. We seem to be eating them quicker than we can grow them, but they taste delicious.
Have a good week
Molly x

13 comments:

  1. That all looks so good Molly. Keep up the good work it is paying off. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you Sue. Lots to sort out and see too, But I'm getting there. Hope you're keeping well x

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  2. Beautiful produce! Beets--yummy, yum yum.

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    1. We seem to be eating more than I can grow. The second sowing of seeds have just germinated so hope we'll have a few more later on.

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  3. The gardens look green and good, Molly. Mine have been hit with heat and little rain, but as you said, I am doing OK. I think of you often and wish I lived near -by to hold your hand. I'd like to think that we are good friends.

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    1. I think we'd be brilliant friends xx

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  4. Looks like a good year for veggies. What is that gorgeous white flowering bush in your header picture?

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    1. It's called 'Philadelphus' or 'Mock Orange'. the flowers have finished now. When they're in bloom and it has very heady intense fantastic fragrance.

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  5. Hi Molly, your garden is bpvery gorgeous. The veggies planted at home must have a delicious taste!

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    1. Thank you Sandra. Love home grown veggies.

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  6. Hello Molly - yes your vegies look very healthy - our allotment is doing well - we had mange tout peas last night for tea - they taste so much better when they are home grown - Best Wishes Jane x

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    1. Hiya Jane - call by when you're up this neck of the woods xxx

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  7. Volunteers with the Farmington Community Garden held a fundraiser Saturday to help move forward with the progress of the garden.
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