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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

About time for an update methinks!

I went back to work on Monday, my back is still not quite right, but too few staff at work for me to stay off any longer, rest assured tho I am taking it easy!

Had another session of accupuncture yesterday, Lee tried making me laugh whilst I had 20 needles stuck in me, I'm gonna have to get my own back on him now! Lol!

Lee harvested the next batch of spuds today, another 55lb of lovely reds, not bad from 10 seed spuds!

Lots of things growing on well, methinks we'll be harvesting lots in the near future!

Total Costs 2009

Rent + subs for 2 plots £85
Debris Netting £70
Seed Spuds £20
Compost £20
Seed Compost £5
Seeds £20
Plant feeder / feed £12
Growbags (4 for £5) £15
2 Apple trees £30
Herbs and Flowers (for underplanting 3 beds of fruit trees) £40

Total costs so far £317

Harvests 2009

Rhubarb (£1 a stalk in Sainsburys) £50
Spring Onions (£0.99 a bunch for organic) £10
Lettuces £10
Peas £15
Broad Beans £55
French Beans £35
Runner Beans £3
Cabbages £6
Cucumber £8
Courgettes £62
Broccolli £15
Caulieflower £5
Turnip £1
Strawberries £48
Raspberries £80
Blueberries £4
Potatoes £85
Tomatoes £10
Peppers £2
Garlic £50
Onions £20

Total Harvests 2009 £587

So, we're definitely in a profit situation as for the balance sheet, up £270 so far, we may even possibly have enough of a surplus for us to include the £400+ costs that setting up the apiary has cost us this year, even if we dont manage to get a honey harvest this year!

Hope your harvesting as much as we are!

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