Saturday, 22 February 2014

A bit of progress..........on the allotment

I haven't done a huge amount of sewing this week, been a bit side-tracked in the evenings watching the Olympics on my laptop and stuff like that. I did start work on a new project for the magazine with some fabrics that EQS have given me and did a little bit more quilting on my Kaleidoscope quilt.

So today's post is about the allotment as it has finally stopped raining!
The over-wintering onions are doing well
We moved the redcurrant bush down to the perennial bed today so it is with the blackcurrant bush. We'll need to put some kind of cage over these though as the birds pinched all the berries last year.
So the perennial bed is ready and the rhubarb is growing nicely

Last weekend was Potato Weekend at the shed shop and we picked up our seed potatoes for this year together with some onion and shallot sets.
First up are Rocket, the first earlies
Second earlies, Kestrel
Two main crops, Picasso which we grew successfully last year, and Desiree

And finally Sturon onions and Golden Gourmet shallots, the latter are supposed to be good for pickling!

Let the chitting begin!



  1. How wonderful Joanna! Up here in Scotland we are no where near the start of the growing season, we still have rain, rain, rain.