Monday, August 27, 2012

Big Turnip

Big Turnip
if the i'm sorry I haven't a clue team were doing songs for the allotment they could have Robert Plant  doing Big Turnip.
Here's mine lots- of Beans Courgettes and Cucumbers been picked  too.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Strimming can be fun

Peas and beans
Next batch of peas and beans now coming along .
Dodgy Toms
Bean flowers
Picked some more tomatoes (berry version) the plants have a disease but other varieties of tomatoes looking healthier.
Rechargeable strimmer is giving opportunity to tidy edges quite a bargain at £20 (Robert Dyas) - interestingly the charge does not trail off but completely stops.
Next year's Asparagus
Courgette City
Cauliflowers have done badly as I failed to protect them against pigeons Cabbages and Brussels look like they'll do better and I have had some celery today.

Asparagus and Artichokes which take a few years to establish both seems to be going fine considering they were started from sees

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Spud man

Picked potatoes tomatoes and courgettes (of course) also visited Kew and saw lots of David Nash's work there

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

compost no.2 ( I don't need this pressure on)

This weekend I delivered a fair amount of the source material for compost No.2  -plan is to have two big pallets on the go one maturing while the other is being added to. Sunday  we had a roast meal with home grown potatoes, beans and roast courgette.

 As London gets hit by Olympics fever I took the opportunity to see the Super Hi Def demo that the BBC was showing in co-operation with Japanese State broadcaster NHK. The quality was quite something- like looking out of a windo, 16 times the quality of high def we were told and the spec calls for 22 channels of audio it was quite something to behold.
I have started reading How to change the world (quite a title)  if you get the chance take a look it's good.