The weather has been just right for planting out.. I took these pictures over the weekend.. But since then Hubby has planted the sweet-corn plants and the runner beans have gone in. As they have now hardened off from the green house..
So today I am taking you on a different walk.. As I take you down to our allotment garden
Above you will see there are two rows of parsnips then shallots and onions..
On the left here are the Swedes and under the netting is Curly Kale, cabbages and broccoli..
The nets are in place to stop the White Cabbage butterfly from laying her caterpillar eggs.. which last year had a scrumptious feast on our mature cabbages…
We are hopeful this year our Strawberries will yield more fruit I moved the strawberry bed last year and replanted the new shoots out.. We only had a few helpings of strawberries .. But this year by the look of the flowers. I hope to have enough to make some jam too .. Fingers crossed … I need to get some straw to put under the forming fruit to help keep clean and to stop rotting if we get lots of rain..
In the cold frame lean-too on the side of the shed.. are some outdoor Tomato plants.. you can also see a tray of leeks..
Below you can see how we showed our Granddaughter how a seed started to grow.. Thanks to Jack for this idea too..We used a Runner Bean on a damp paper, also a Potato in a jar of water to show how it would sprout and know how to send roots down and leaves up!.. Amazing even now if we think about how each cell knows how to multiply into being a leaf or a flower.. Even more so when you think of the Human body and how each cell splits and knows what its going to form into! .. Makes you think about the Miracle Life really is..
Below is the Gooseberry Bush.. Looks like we will have enough for that Gooseberry Fool too this year.
We also have 6 rows of potatoes in this year.. 2 row of early ones and 4 main crop.. We have grown less potatoes this year, as last year we planted 10 rows.. and although none got wasted, last year and they saw us right through winter, ( We gave loads away ) This year we are planting other things such as chard, squash and Spinach. So we have not used up as much room.. In this next photo you can see the potatoes, 2 rows of peas and the sheds at the bottom of the allotment.
On the left is Runner Beans and below is Sweetcorn
Below you can see the sheds and the shrubs of fruit, the Raspberries Redcurrants, Logan Berries, Blackcurrants.
Above you can see pot plants such as Gladioli, and lupines also dahlia’s mixed in is Marigolds.. Which we have planted too among the Vegies ..
I hope you enjoyed your walk in the Veggie Garden..
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