Author: Pumpkins and Bunting

Pollinator Plans

Sunny weather continues to encourage lots of pollinators to the plot. The tubes in the solitary bee box on the shed are filling with mud-sealed nests and I’ve seen a few butterflies on the wing which are my absolute favourite pollinators of all, I just adore them, even Cabbage Whites but obviously not on the

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Planting and Growing

allotment shed

Apart from a sulky gooseberry bush, everything appears to be growing well on Plot 5. The carrots are growing so fast their leaves reached the top of the tunnel cloches, I removed the sheets and hoops and put micromesh carrot fly netting around the rows. This also acts as a wind break, great for exposed

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Runner Beans Are Go!

I’ve taken the plunge and planted out runner beans. Usually I like to wait until May is out but forecast for my region looks good for day and night temperatures into June with no sign of a late frost (hopefully). Plus they were threatening to strangle me. Released from their pots they’re free to sprawl

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Glorious May Sunshine

Glorious sunshine replaced the heavy downpours of last week, the ground is dry again and it’s hard to believe it ever rained at all. Today started off sunny and warm but it’s beginning to cloud over now, forecast for tomorrow is cloudy and perhaps the chance of rain before getting warmer from Sunday onwards. Plot

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Planting Peas

About a week ago I planted peas out on the plot, although later than I would have liked it felt great to be at the stage where I’m finally planting crops on the allotment. I start peas off in modules and plant out when they get their first tendrils, I sow 2 seeds per cell

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