Fortunately for me, Lee has been an absolute angel, not only nursing me, but also going to the plot, harvesting, weeding, looking after the bees (with Pat and Colin) and doing a bit of tidying, in fact he even took these piccies for me today so I could see how everything is coming along, and boy does most of it look fab!! (Ok, there's some weeds n some tidying up to do, but nothing too serious and mainly at the path edges)
So, Plot 1, the celery is flowering like mad, looks very pretty, cant wait to see how much seed we get, them its a case of making our own celery salt, cant wait! The broad beans are cropping like mad, we're taking a few lb's every couple of days, lots being blanched and frozen! The Garlic is just about ready, it'll be harvested after the judging (this week or early next), as will the fabulous overwintering onions (behind!) The strawbs are producing, as are the french beans and the runners arent far behind!
The Dwarf French Beans are cropping heavily, about 2lb every couple of days at the moment, the late broadies are almost ready and the early runners are flowering well!
Maincrop spuds are looking fab, as are the turnips, tho the neighbouring swedes look like they've been had by something, looks like we'll have to get them netted asap! The later planted peas and mange tout are coming on really well, as is the chard and spinach, and also the carrots and parsnips!
Plot 2 is also going great guns! Desnt seem possible that its grown so much in only 10 days, but the proof is in the piccies! The courgettes are cropping like mad, Lee brought 14 large courgettes home yesterday and says there's loads more coming on! The sweetcorn is really growing well now, as are the pumpkins and squashes, and the brassicas are looking amazing!
Another large broccolli!
Finally, a quick piccy of the herb / flower bed we put in next to the pond only 2 weeks ago, tis looking great!
So, onto the balance sheet!
Total Costs 2009
Rent + subs for 2 plots £85
Debris Netting £70
Seed Spuds £20
Seed Compost £5
Plant feeder / feed £12
Growbags (4 for £5) £15
Rhubarb (£1 a stalk in Sainsburys) £50
Spring Onions (£0.99 a bunch for organic) £7
Broad Beans £30