10th May to 16th May 2015 on Plot 44

Person Author: Paul1sh Calender June 14, 2015 Posted No Tags Comment No Comments

I had planned to catch up on my sowing this week and kicked it off with beans . I rehydrated some of the coco coir and I then used the hydrated coco coir to fill used toilet roll tubes and sowed various beans in them. On Sunday 10th May the following were sown : Runner Beans ( Streamline , Firestorm & Scarlet Emperor ),Dwarf French Beans ( Ferrari & Tendergreen ) , Climbing Beans ( Blue Lake , Borlotti (Lingua di Fuoco) & Cosse Violet ) as well as a Broad Bean . The Broad Bean , Borlotti and Cosse Violet (purple podded French Bean) were from seeds I had collected and saved from last year’s harvest.

Sowing beans in tubes

Sowing beans in tubes

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Herbs sown in modules

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Squash seeds sown on May 2nd beginning to show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday 11th I finished sowing the following beans : French Bean (Achim (dwarf)) , Broad Bean (Bunyards Exhibition) , Bean Yard Long (Metro Rouge) , Runner Beans (Enorma, White Emergo and Painted Lady ) , Borlotti (bush type) and Asparagus Pea.

I also sown the following : Summer Squash (Custard White) , Winter Squash (variety unknown as self collected last year.) , Winter Squash (Sweet Dumpling) , Butternut Squash , Courgette (Black Forest F1) , Aubergine (Mixed) , Aubergine (Black Enorma) and Sweet Corn (Mini Pop F1).

I had planned to sow a lot of herbs on the Tuesday but that never materialized so on the Wednesday I sowed: Hamburg Parsley, Marjoram, Flat Leaf Parsley and Curly Leaf Parsley, Fennel , Sage , Dill , Basil Dark Bush and Dark Opal , Coriander . As well as those I sowed : Courgette , Cabbage , Mustard Greens , Pak Choi , Mizuna , Mustard Oriental Pizzo ,  Quinoa Red and White.

On my last visit to the plot this week I managed to spend 2 hours on the allotment in which time I sown Parsnips (Hollow Crown & Guernsey) , Carrots ( Early Nantes& Royal Change may Red), Radish (French Breakfast 3) and Beetroot Boltardy in a bed where I sowed similar on 29th March but none appeared to have survived.

Until next time I thank you for reading/returning, Paul

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