Thursday, January 20, 2005

Broad Beans & Bottle Cloches

(20.01.05) Soon the cloches will be too small. When I remove them I find that twisting sharply each way several times helps to avoid lifting the plant with the cloche. Posted by Hello


Blogger algreen589 said...

I'm new to the workd of blogging, and fascinated by the subject people choose to blog on. I'm an American so I'm not really sure what an allotment is. It looks to be a garden to me, and doing very well.

Very interesting blog.

Friday, 21 January, 2005  
Blogger Pat said...

Hi Mike,

Pat here. You are the first person to ever comment on my blog. I do it really for myself and have found it very useful in my second season of growing just to keep a track of what I should be doing when. Last year
was my first ever year of having an allotment and it was remarkably successful. I have similar plans for this year - with my overwintering broad beans and onions doing well. I like your blog a lot - great to have a picture with a comment underneath. I have never tried bottle cloches but having seen yours - a clear guide of how to do it - I will definitely use it for some crops this year. Your plot looks v professional - how long have you had it. Mine is always a struggle to
stop it from looking scruffy. I live in New Malden in south west London so I think the plot benefits from a very mild climate over winter. Please do link to my blog and I will likewise link to yours. Will also
have a good look at some of the other links on your blog. Good luck with the crops.

Friday, 21 January, 2005  
Blogger Mike said...

Hi Pat,

Sorry I haven't replied sooner but we've been away in the lake District for the weekend and away from the internet for a couple of days. I was very pleased you liked the blog - it's great to get some feedback. My allotment may look tidy now everything has died down but it really got away from me a bit last Summer and there were weeds everywhere. I got my act together a bit in the Autumn
and am trying to be better prepared in advance of next season.

I will have had my allotment 10 years this Autumn, having done very little gardening beforehand. I still feel like it's as if I'm in another world down there. There's nothing like it for concentrating the mind when there are jobs to be done.

In the South you are probably a week or two ahead of us "up North" - I have family with an allotment in Hampshire and it is considerably milder down there.

I will copy this to your blog in case you don't see it here. I will put a link to you on my list asap and look forward to having a look at your archive,
All the best,

Sunday, 23 January, 2005  

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