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, 18 July 2009

It's nearly showtime

Next weekend is the first show of the season so i took a look round to see what looks like been ready before i fill in my entries. It is just a bit early for me and i am very doubtful that i will have any tomatoes ready in time which is a pity as i made an real effort starting them of in mid March, but i think i should be all right with Potatoes, Leeks, shallots, beetroot, under 8oz onions though they will be borderline as generally they seem to be struggling to make close to the weight, peas and hopefully broad beans plus i think i might pull some parsnips as i have plenty that seem to be doing well and i can spare a couple even though they might seem a bit on the small size with it being early season, though it is the same for everyone else and I'm happy to make up the numbers in the class. Plus one or two entries like one specimen Flower plus one specimen Vegetable and i might even have a some Dahlia ready if the weather is nice and sunny in the next few days to bring them on a bit. With the show being next weekend i have cut of all the top growth of 5 buckets of Potatoes covered them over to keep any rain of and set them to one side to give the skins a bit of time to set, i just hope that when i have a proper look they are OK. All in all it,s been an enjoyable day quietly mowing my lawns and pottering round the garden and now when i come back inside I see that we have the Aussies on the run in the Cricket and Tom Watson who is even older than me is leading in the Open golf so things just keep getting better.

1 comment:

Simon (Smithyveg) said...

Let's hope you don't have the same outcome as dea Old Tom then! Nobody remembers 2nd place LOL

Good luck!