My first Carrots.

July 16, 2007

Chantennay Carrots in fact.

I’m so proud 🙂

Chantennay Carrot


P-p-p-pick up a Pea pod

June 19, 2007

This is a picture of some Peas that an allotment neighbour planted outside his plot. How nice is that? I picked a pod and can confirm that they are sweet, tender and lovely 🙂

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And here is a picture of my own peas, not too far behind, the pods are developing nicely, they should fill out over the next few days and be ready to start picking 🙂

Kelvedon Wonder

Paul has already claimed these, they will all, he has decided, be eaten raw as pod peas. Do you do that? Paul and I like to sit and shell the peas and eat them, just like shelling Pistacchio nuts only much healthier 🙂


Why does it always rain on me….

June 15, 2007

…errrr, because it hasnt stopped for the last 48 hours, thats why, actually it did stop for 2 hours this afternoon, but hey-ho.

So, as usual after any prolonged spell of weather in the UK, the whole country grinds to a halt.

The funniest thing though, Paul has Corrie on the TV and we cant help noticing how far out the pre-recorded storyline is.

On several occasions the characters are exclaiming about the lovely weather, “oh, lets go for a walk in the park” or something. We are both pissing ourselves at this, since the rain hitting the road outside is is bouncing 2 feet* back up into the air!

I do hope it stops soon, otherwise I wont get to collect and build my greenhouse on Sunday!**

* Approx 60cm
**I originally mis-typed this as Subday, hope its not an omen!


Garden Diary

June 13, 2007

Did you see the link, over there ——> To my Garden Diary ?

I’m only pointing it out as its the main reason I am not posting much to the blog lately. I seem to spend most of my time either at the Allotment or making little updates to the diary.

Check it out!


Some Allotment photos

April 23, 2007

Here are some pictures from earlier, I’ll try to get some updated ones this week.


Plot 66 014 Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.


Allotment 001 Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.


Allotment 002 Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.


Daily Digest

April 21, 2007

Todays News.

I went topless again today after getting the car roof fixed on Thursday. Hurrah!, Love it.

Did you know that over 80% of humans with red hair or fair skin have a dysfunctional variant of the Mc1r gene? Thats right, its a Ginger Gene! and its dysfunctional 🙂 hahaha!

My brother “found” 4 scaffold planks and dropped them off at trevs, we used the curcular saw to make enough lengths for 8 raised beds on the Allotment.

I discovered that veg and flowers seeds are on sale at Netto for a fabulous 19p a packet! Even cheaper than the 29p at LIDL.

I sowed some Cauliflower and Cucumber seeds indoors in seed trays.

When Carphone Warehouse say please allow 30 days for your cheque to arrive, they mean it. Notification received 23-03-07, cheque received 21-04-07.

We had our first salad of the year in which we were able to include leaves from the garden, they were Spinach, Little Gem, Salad Bowl and Mint.

Mixing a few baby mint leaves into a salad is a brilliant idea!

That is all.