I spent the majority of yesterday at the allotment with Mum, Dad, Rach and Billy, they all worked so hard we got lots done. We have 5 out of the 6 beds dug out, one bed is ready and the others are getting there! Making them nice and deep is where the men come in. I spent my time collecting manure and 'over seeing' with a bit of digging as well. Dad bought home the Mushroom compost which is the darker looking compost on bed 2. Rach painted more borders and nailed them in place and mum did some digging and helped me.... a very productive day and we have the blisters to prove it!
I've had to do some re-arranging to get some of the vegetables into the light! The Courgettes on the top shelf have poked through the soil and their leaves are now on show, the ones that were under the other shelves don't look like anything is happening so I have moved my runner beans to the floor and popped the courgettes on the top shelf.... waiting to see what happens now!
The runner beans are getting so tall, when all fear of frost has passed we'll be planting these out!
I planted 8 Cucumber seeds and 5 of them are up with another two poking through!
A couple of my tomato plants are poking through and so are some of my cabbages in the new seed trays. The potatoes are flowering, well starting to anyway so it's all heading in the right direction.
If you're looking for some great, cheap vegetable seeds check out VegetableSeeds.net! As well as being a great site, just for having their link on my blog I got a £25 Gift Voucher to spend with them. That's next years seeds sorted and I've also decided to grow some herbs this year!
Dad has decided it would be nice to have some chickens - Free Range eggs, yum!!! We have quite a few eggs in the incubator at the moment and they are due to hatch on the 13th May. I'll keep you up to date on their progress!
Thanks so much to everyone for their help so far, I definitely couldn't have done it without you! xx