In Porto admiring painted graffiti flowers this week…. secretly missing my plot at home though.
Seems to have taken away sheds and greenhouses across the country but bought lots of these to my plot. Nice. ☺
Show March to September. A valuable, quick growing hardy annual green manure. Can be used as summer/autumn manure or over winter. The foliage smothers weeds and the root improves the soil. The flower attracts bees and other beneficial insects. Carpet growth to surpress weeds.
I’m going to grow in it. Runners beans and courgettes I hope.
Want to go to the plot but storm Katie might have put a stop to that today. Off to sunny Portugal on Wednesday so I want to get as much done before I go!
Have planted jersulselum artichokes in boxes to contain them and use as a barrier on the plot. Really aching as me and F&B went to collect a free trailer load of mud (good mud from a greenhouse) for my plot. Very excited as I now have a netted raised bed for my salad etc. I have also added some more soil to my beds which are a little flat.
Really pleased with my strawberry bed which has my white strawberry plant in it. Doubling up with the lovely perpetual spring onion plants given to me that morning. I did eat one while digging…they were lovely.
So it’s off to garden centre this morning to get chives to grow with my carrots.
(*listen to me, I sound like and expert! :mrgreen:🌱)
L💟VE MY ALL💟TMENT.
Today just heard my fav programme is starting again Sunday 3rd April on BBC 2 @8.35.
Claire (my allotment guru) showing me how to start my squash off…. now I would never have put the seeds on their side.
I’ve only gone and started a Pumpkin fun grow off on our allotments! 🎃
Planting of seed goes in on April 1st and I can see it now …. I’ll be the fool as last year none of my squashes grew or produced any fruit!
Been on a great residential Maths Conference all weekend and collected all the teabags, coffee and sugar sachets for the allotment….but would have loved to have been there today with the sun shining.