Yearly Archives: 2006

National Vegetable Society Meeting and Harvesting Tomatoes

Been quite a busy week with meetings about rhubarb, meetings about the new NVS web site and finally down to the plot to get yet more tomatoes, clear some weeds and worry about the wind.

Cutting Greenhouse Glass and Composting

Tidying up the building site, cutting greenhouse glass and filling the compost bins.

Greenhouse Glass Danger and the NVS Web Site

The greenhouse nearly kills me and I'm not joking plus the web site I've been working on for a month finally goes live.

Constructing the Greenhouses

Yet more greenhouse building but the smaller one is very nearly finished and the big one a little further off completion. So now I have two greenhouses!

Greenhouse Construction and Harvesting Sweetcorn and Tomatoes

More on the greenhouse construction, Val harvesting sweetcorn and tomatoes and letters from the police regarding the intruders.

More Greenhouse Construction

Still building the mother of all greenhouses and taking down the greenhouse next door ready to transport it to the plot.

Allotment Thief Breaks into Sheds

Bill the burglar pays a visit to the site but seems to have left empty handed, thank goodness. The greenhouse gets glazed, well mostly glazed and I meet a trusting glazier plus discover how prices of greenhouse bits can vary.

Greenhouse Building Help from Friends

More greenhouse building with a lot of help from my friends. Now it's ready for the glass.

Storing the Harvest and Raising the Greenhouse

The famous greenhouse starts to come together with a lot of help from my friends. On the home front, the kitchen is now a food preparation factory.

Horticultural Show and Allotment Regeneration

Horticultural Show, new allotment for my brother in law and how Ford Lane Allotments are being regenerated.

Green Manure to Confuse Potato Eelworm

Sowing a green manure to confuse the potato eelworm and how did I miss all those potatoes?

Creosote and White Wine

Creosote and white wine, drank one and painted the greenhouse base with the other. No prizes for guessing which!

Second Greenhouse and Carrots

A break in the rain so to the plot where gifts were waiting. I get a second greenhouse and a second comfrey barrel, plus more beans ? of course!

Weeding and Watering

Not a lot to report, just watering weeding and harvesting beans ? and a pretty poor show with the peas, but that's my fault.

Making Compost and Woodchip Paths

We had a little rain, making compost and restoring the path with wood chippings.

Beans, Squash and Courgettes

My absence explained and the harvest continues as does the dry weather.

Watering and Controlling Horsetail or Marestail

Watering and weeding again, this time controlling the horsetail before it takes over the plot.

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