So far the food that’s survived the mice and that I grew at home, we now have some corn, some type of squash, continual spinach, cabbage, flowering purple broccoli, brussel sprouts, tomatoes and popping corncobs.
Most of it is growing, sadly the snails and slugs got to a few plants and ate them whole! This being through egg shells and under containers so they all got fed to the princesses for their nasty deed! Luckily most is growing back and I hope now there are more egg shells and slug and snail repellent is down we’ll be in better shape. Hopefully everything will grow and we’ll be able to feed the hens aka the princesses and ourselves.
We had planted a large four separate patches of potatoes. We dug up a test patch from our first in and nothing was on the plant, sadly we’re afraid that all our first main crop may have nothing on them as they lived through the rain and hot weather so blight may have gotten the field. We have the other plots of potatoes, we won’t dig any test plants up in them as there aren’t many of them so we can always hope there are potatoes on the plants in the main first crop later into the season.
A friendly man and his wife offered us some plants, flowering purple broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and tomatoes. We planted a ton of everything in my flower bed since it was the only free bed since the tiller was stolen. So I lost my gardening area and flowers but hopefully it’ll all grow and thrive with lucky and growing care.
Yes, someone broken into our shed and stole our tiller, sadly that means digging plots by hand and Simon sore and his back highly aggravated. But our next one will be a 5 stroke and taken with us daily if we get one as we’ll be having the whole lot tilled by a neighbour’s mate, so we’ll till it though out the winter minus the apple trees, but hopefully dig up the strawberries for a few more years out of them. so it’s plow the field, rake, plow, rake, and continue all winter this way until we feel all weeds are dug up.
I’ve replanted more carrots in one of the tubs that just wasn’t growing, no idea what kind but I tossed them in and with hope they’ll be winter carrots. I have a medium box full of carrots and a tub full, but more spare seeds for winter carrots for the third tub that’s about half growing, so they may be winter carrots as well with the ones I plant in soon as I’m feeling better.
Currently I’m down, very poorly and not making it to the allotment, but on the plus side I have a nice tan