Allotment Goodness

I haven’t any finished craftiness to talk about, mostly because we’ve had some beautiful weather which I just had to spend in the garden and at the allotment.  I took a few photos last week which I didn’t post, so here they are.  I love to look back and see the difference just a couple of weeks make.  This is the first time I’ve overwintered broadbeans in the greenhouse.  Happily, a huge bee visited the other evening and I watched it pollinate these flowers, so fingers crossed.

These are the sweetpeas I worried about – they’re just fine, now hardening off ready to be planted soon.


The tulips have been amazingly early – this was taken on the 8th of April, but I’d already been cutting them for a few days.

The tomatoes are getting too big for their boots again. I was hoping not to have to pot them on for a third time, but I think I’ll have to because they won’t go in the unheated greenhouse for several weeks.

I love the first purple sprouting brocolli of the season. This stuff joined some leeks and greenhouse-spinach with pasta and cheese sauce. Just one variation on Pinkshoes Pasta Muckage. Very yum.

I’ve spent a lot of time pricking out seedlings, not my favourite job but it has to be done. They’re struggling a bit in the over-hot greenhouse and need a lot of juggling around to keep them in the shade – I’m considering applying some cool-glass but it seems ridiculous in April. I guess I should just exercise common sense and do it before any more scorch off. The seedlings are mostly perennials which I’ve not really done before but I’m looking for something more permanent than the annuals I usually use to fill the garden. If I don’t repeat today’s trick of dropping two full trays, things should go well.


About pinkshoesknits

Hi, Pinkshoes here. This is my first crack at blogging so here's a couple of things about me. I live with my husband in a pretty village in East Yorkshire. I love to get down and dirty on my allotment and when I clean up my act I love knitting, crochet and sewing. If you share these hobbies, maybe you'd like to check in from time to time and see if there's anything interesting round here.
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One Response to Allotment Goodness

  1. Rosalie says:

    Been there, done that! Dropping full trays, that is. Gosh it all looks so fine and far along. We woke to snow yesterday. Sigh.

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