Above are some of the herb plants that I have growing at the allotment and these are some that I have split and potted up to take to work tomorrow morning where they are going to plant them into their sensory garden for the children. There is Peppermint, Catmint, Chives, Oregano, Thyme and Sage. I think this is a good start for them.
Besides getting these sorted for the school I also managed to get the stove in the allotment shop working and plant out the runner-beans and beetroot which were started off in the greenhouse and I have been hardening off for the last week
I got the spinach and swiss chard sown directly into the ground in this years brassica bed and I helped my new allotment neighbours put up their new shed.
I also got all of the salad pots around the greenhouse filled with fresh compost and sown with a variety of leaves, carrots, radish, beetroot, parsley, dill, tarragon and spring onions.
I hoed around some of the onions and dug up some wonderful leeks which were planted last year.
I moved the dwarf beans, spaghetti squash and pumpkins out f the greenhouse to the cold frame to start hardening them off ready for planting out next weekend.
So that is the weekends accomplishments at the allotment and I feel so much better knowing that it has all been done.
I am also happy to say that the squash seeds I re-sowed last weekend have already started to germinate. No sign of the peppers yet but I live in hope. My babycorn are doing really well but the sweetcorn are a little sparse on the ground at the minutes so I will have to keep a close eye on them just in case I need to sow some more in a week or so, I have never had such a low germination rate with my sweetcorn but we eat and enjoy it for too much for me not to have a good crop of it.
The celeriac seem to have come to a stand still bit I am persevering with them. No sign of any parsnip yet, after such a great crop last year I had higher hopes but I guess only time will tell.
All the brassicas seem to be doing nicely though not many brussels have germinated so I may sow a few more.
I had some visitors of the feathered variety whilst I was sorting seed in the greenhouse today as-well, two blue tits and a sparrow perched on the guttering of the greenhouse roof watching me and pecking at the glass before walking over the roof and then flying off to the hedgerow...it was lovely to see them so close...shame my camera had died!!
So that's the lot from me...now I think I will go and sleep for a while. Hope the weather was as nice for everyone else too.
Oh and Happy Mothers Day to all my Readers from U.S.A.