Saturday, September 17, 2005

The squashes I planted most recently have perfect foliage, although it is a (very) moot point whether the fruit will have time to swell & mature before the frosts come. Posted by Picasa


Blogger KT121 said...

Wow!Your plot looks fantastic.
Everything is so healthy....What's the secret?(^~^)

Sunday, 18 September, 2005  
Blogger Mike said...

Thanks for your comment...I put quite a lot of manure on the plot last autumn which seems to have helped. I have also fed things occasionally with a liquid feed made from Comfrey plants, and sprinkled pelleted chicken manure around every now and again.

A lot of my vegetables are grown through plastic sheeting which keeps the weeds down but just if not more importantly stops the ground from ever really drying out.

I looked on your site again but couldn't really tell what you did for the great-looking recipe with pumpkin & coconut. Would you be able to write it in English for me??? Thanks if you can!

Monday, 19 September, 2005  
Blogger KT121 said...

Hope you got the recipe alright!

I came across your blog a few weeks ago and just managed to read all.

I'm into my second year at the allotment(fifth as a keen amateur gardener) and there're so many things I could learn from your plot.

Would it be ok to put a link to your blog on mine?I think a lot of veg gardeners in my home country would be very interested to see these great photos.

Wednesday, 21 September, 2005  
Blogger Mike said...

Thank you I did get the recipe - it looks delicious and the google translation of the pictures page wasn't bad at all!...I left a note on your blog yesterday and will try the recipe when my squashes are ready. (Although as you may have read on the blog I am a bit worried about them this year...) It has been a good year for a lot of crops though - you never know in advance which will be sucessful - and often you never really know why afterwards. That is partly why it is so interesting.

I'm glad you like my blog - I would be delighted for you to link to it from your blog. However from looking at your picture gallery I can see that you already know how to grow good vegetables! I really write the blog so I don't forget what I have done on the allotment - and to amuse my family and friends. If you don't mind I will put a link back to your site from mine.

All the best, Mike

Wednesday, 21 September, 2005  
Blogger KT121 said...

Thanks for your nice comment...I'm learning from experience.I totally agree with you that nothing about gardening is predictable.It's part of fun,isn't it?

I'd be grateful if you could link my page to yours.Although perhaps you should warn people that it's written in Japanese!

Thought I'd leave a copy of my reply in case you don't see it on my page.


Wednesday, 21 September, 2005  

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