Tuesday 26 July 2016
Poly Tunnels In July
The poly tunnels are certainly paying for themselves,
Full to bursting with lots of succesional sowings.
The Dry Tunnel
I call this tunnel the dry one because all the plants in here like a dryer atmosphere and everything is watered at soil level keeping the air drier.
Strawberry bed and Basil
Cucumbers and Radicchio
The cucumbers this year are mini munchers a nice size suited to just two of us.
Potatoes, I hadnt planned on potatoes to be in here, but there was a space and I was given some free tubers at the show.
The pineapple top has taken and is now starting to grow
Some of the Lemon grass has taken and are now growing
Carnivorous do well earning there keep
Ginger is starting to grow
Tomatoes and lettuce border, behind the tomatoes are the red onions that I was given for free, forgot to photo them.
Crisp Mint Lettuce ( it dosent taste of mint)
Little Gem lettuce,
Lots of fruit on the tomatoes, three different variety's growing in this border
The citrus trees are doing well along with the Avacados
My satsuma tree is laden with fruits this year.
The young citrus trees all grown from our own pips are putting on lots of growth
This tunnel doubles as my growing area so there is always new sowings on the go.
The garlic harvest is drying off in the corner
Outside are the new beds, this one with Lavender, Echinachia, Camelia Senensis.
This bed also has Lavender, Horseradish, Comfrey and Lemon Balm
The Wet Tunnel, Its not wet all the time, this tunnel is water with an overhead sprinkler system, it is a lot more humid in here.
Outside the doors are two bed, this one is full of parsnips.
The other has Courgette plants,
I am trying one of the Yacon's in the tunnel, it is way bigger than those growing outside.
Bed of Sweet Potatoes and a stray brassica from a dropped seed.
Celery has bunched up lovely
The sweetcorn is 8ft tall the cobs are not far off ready to harvest now.
The grape vine has been thinned out and some of the bunches of fruit have been thinned out.
More Carnivorous plants, great for pest control.
Lots of Oca this year
Pink Fir potatoes harvesting these as we need them
Late sowings of climbing french beans.
Another grape vine in the opposite corner.
These onions are almost ready for harvest.
Melons should really be in the other tunnel, there are fruits forming.
Orange Beetroot and some plum tomatoes that were side shoot that were taken from the parent plants.
Thorny tomato now flowering.
Parent Plum Tomato the fruit now ripening.
Chick peas, I am now thinking of taking up the plants and leaving them to dry to harvest the chick peas
At the back is carrots and radishes.
Chilli's and peppers
We have black chilli's
Red Pointy peppers
These are the black ones, the plants are laden with them.
Birds Eye Chilli's
So lots going on under the covers, I will do the rest of the garden this week.
Monday October 11th 1982
"Two men from dept of enviroment arrived in the morning to inspect the house in respect of grant application for a grant 75%, Later in the morning telephone workman arrived to connect exterior bell, has to call again wiring diagram not correct.
Molly and Douglas left mid afternoon (Mary Rose lifted)
John and I took pick up down to forestry to collect wood.
Puncture on rear tyre, collected good load of timber with permission."