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.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Marrow Growing ?

At the end of last year i said that i was going to have a go at growing Marrows, well here it is the only one that i managed to get to germinate out of the first sowing, and i must say it does seem to be doing very well it was up and growing in 4 days and has never looked back , quite why i made such a hash of getting the rest of them to germinate I'm not sure i did everything according to the book even down to giving them a bit of gentle bottom heat, I did keep back half a dozen seeds for a second sowing but out of them only one germinated again, it is still in a pot at the moment as i want to give it a really good start before planting it out. I am going to sort out some frame work for them to grow over so as to keep the fruit of the ground in the next day or so and we will see how we go.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Tomatoes coming along nicely

I had a close look at my tomatoes tonight and the heat of the last few days as really started to bring them on some of them are now about half grown and at this rate should be ready to pick in 2/3 weeks, one thing that i am having to watch is the watering as they seem to be needing a lot more than just a week ago, but i don't want to over water them so at the moment i am just giving a little and often and see how it goes. I have a show late July and it would be nice to have an entry as i will be a bit light on most other classes as it is just a bit to soon in the season for me really.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Uniteds Derek Lacey

United lost one of it,s best supporters on Wednesday Radio Cumbria,s Derek Lacey.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Thank goodness it's the weekend

It has seemed a long couple of weeks having been very busy with work and it surprising how things change when you turn your back , so it was nice to have a day quietly weeding and pottering about in the garden, though Simon has been busy mowing or silage ground Friday night and today so it looks as if Sundays going to be busy again. I think our rose is putting on a pretty decent show this year it has been in a about 3 years now and is just getting in to gear after a slow start and the geraniums are blooming away merrily i think of them as a reliable backup as they don,t mind a hard life and just keep coming back year after year.

The leeks are now needing the support for their leaves as they seem to be growing steadily away, I had a go at balancing them at the end of May, as it is the first time that i have tried to grow them for show potential I'm not to sure that i have done it right but we will soon find out come end of August

The Tomatoes are now getting a bit of size on them so i had to lift them down to ground level and get some supports set up they have all stared to come into flower this last week so lets hope that i can get some quality specimens, as they are growing in pots i water them from the underneath in a morning and at night i fill the pots set into the top of the compost, I have added a bit of Tomorite this weekend for the first time because they soon deplete the compost of nutrient when they are growing so rapidly next week i will probably give them a feed made up of soaked sheep muck and just keep alternating it all summer.