About Me

Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

The first new potatoes

Today i am going to pick the last of the gooseberries , I have not got on with picking just as fast as i should and the blackbirds have been having a feast still theirs enough to go round and i will have plenty, they were held back a bit by the early dry weather but have made up for that this last couple of weeks.

I got the first pick from my potatoes on Friday they were just a shade on the small side but with the shallots that i picked as well they should go down a treat for sunday lunch. The tops of the potatoes had been destroyed in the gales a couple of weeks back so they weren't going to grow anymore the plants with the tops that still intact will be left to fill out a bit more.

The last row of carrots and parsnips are romping away now that conditions are ideal for growing i took the picture just after i finished thinning them out it always seems a waste to throw away a lot of thinning but when i try to sow them lightly we end up with a lot of gaps in the rows, the beetroot have just been earthed up to stop them from being rocked about and if you look to the left the runner beans are starting to pick up a bit after being battered in the gales when a lot of leaves were blown clean off leaving them with a bald patch in the middle

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