Clicking on any of the pictures will open them at full size in the browser window, which means you will have to use the 'back' button to return to the main pages, whereas clicking to the left or right of any picture will open them in a new window, if you fancy a closer look at any of the piccies we've posted! We've included a Google Earth satelite picture of our plots and this years planting plan at the bottom of the page, next to each other. If you choose the Earth view on the satelite image you can rotate the image until it is lined up with the planting plan, then use the arrows in the plan to scroll from Plot 2 to Plot 1.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Huge landmark today, we've managed to harvest the first crop to make a full meal from the plot today!
The lettuce Lee is holding was one of the first batch we sowed, into the greenhouse border in March, and we've both been eyeing it for a while, but decided to wait until we had other edible crops to go with it before we harvested it!
Well, finally the first marketmore cucumber plant has produced its first edible cucumber, which along with the first ripe cherry tomato (from the plastic walk in greenhouse in the yard at home), some spring onions and radish from the plot formed the basis of our first plot produced salad!
As you can see from the piccies of the salad in the boot of my MINI, the radishes are rather large, we've been cropping them for about 5 weeks or so already, and the cucumber is 8" long and about 1 1/2" wide, and very very tasty indeed!
The radish were Juliette, very nice too, and the first single ripe cherry tom was cut in half and we both had some, very juicy, very fresh, very tasty and sweet! We've another approaching ripeness too, cant wait until they are fruiting constantly!
So, huge landmark for us both, and tasty food sampled that we've grown ourselves, huge confidence boost, cant wait until we are cropping regularly!
Hope everyone else thats growing has some early successes too!