Things are moving swiftly now in the allotments as we get things hardened off and now into the ground.. We planted out the tubers of the dahlia’s into their new positions in the allotment last week.. By the time the new shoots appear through the ground we are hopeful there should be no more low temperatures of night frosts.. Click photo’s for further enlargements and to reveal the text about the photos if you can not see text.
These are the Dahlia tubers.. Hubby dug out deep holes and filled half full with manure from the compost bins .. Watered well. and covered up.
The Dahlia’s covered up I staked each one to help show me where they are..
I put plastic bottles on top, as its easy when you are weeding to not see sticks.. This is to protect your eyes if you bend down,, Believe me its easily done when you are concentrating on the weeds.
The allotments also need health and safety.
And its always good to keep a first aid kit in your shed.. We have needed it on more than one occasion, through cuts and splinters
Under the large cloches are various three types of cauliflowers, three types of Kale, And three types of Cabbages..
Under the small ones Brussels sprouts .
The tomatoes are thriving.. and are coming along well.. We have a few extra plants over.. As we also have them within our home greenhouse too..
So the excess we are giving to our neighbouring allotmenteer , as his are not as successful this year.
Sweetpeas tied up and watered.. Some are pinched out others I have left. Hopefully this will stagger their flowering times.
The sweetpeas are now in their wigwam
You can now see the gladioli’s sprouting where I weeded where the line is. Everything is so dry, with April being a dry month.
The Peas have now been netted with wire to help them climb, I planted seeds where they had missed and they are now coming through.. To the left you can just see the beetroots coming . When they get bigger I will weed between them
Also in the greenhouse at home we have been busy growing seedlings. Below are what have yet to be hardened off before being planted out.
Well lots to be getting on with, and I hope your own gardens are starting to thrive.. Until next time..