Now that the winter and rain has passed we are getting our plants in the ground that I have been working on in the greenhouse, that was until I found out I had little visitors who were hungry, MICE! They knocked over a few of my seedling trays and ate the seeds from within my corn, butternut squash and spaghetti squash! Not what I wanted to see as after this they went after the seeds in the greenhouse, eating my sweet corn, spaghetti squash, butternut squash and they tried the brussel sprouts but didn’t like them.
So after scavenging thru the toppled seedling trays for some seeds, I was able to salvage about 15 squash seeds, some sweet corn seeds, but that is all. So I replanted what I saved and what I could find left over, but this time I brought all the seedling trays home to go in one of our greenhouses. At home I just have to worry about Keagan and Baxter but they didn’t seem to care about them luckily.
After about four weeks or so I had some large sprouts growing and knew I had beaten the mice this time!
In total we have a lot of new plants recently, we bought a few tomato plants from the Society’s but sadly they died over night once they were planted, even with newspaper at the root ball for moisture. Out of three plants two died and a dark red tomato plant surrived.
The saved plants are some squash, no idea what kinds but I know five sprouted. After that comes three sweet corn sprouts, sadly I wish more had sprouted but no more did, but luckily I think I have some more seeds that’ll be sowing into my greenhouse again.
We also planted some strawberry corn. Weird sounding I know but it sounds great on the package! What you do is dry it out and then put in airtight container, and after two months you put them in the microwave, and then eat the popcorn off the cob and what has fallen off the cob. There are about nine of these plants and they’ll be cared for very well, trust us on that one!
And next to last we planted continuing growing spinach, this just keeps growing throughout the year. This is another plant that we’ll be keeping an eye on with the luck of Popeye, we’ll have lots and lots of spinach all the year long and into winter.
Finally we have about 25 brussel sprouts growing for the girls and our landlords, since neither of us eat the sprouts. But it’s amazing how many grew have grown in the greenhouse. I just hope most take and grow because the girls love them!
That’s all the newest plants we have, we’re still growing the potatoes, strawberries, rhubarb, onions, garlic, bathtub carrots and a beautiful Golden Delicious Apple tree. There are also two berry bushes growing nicely, we just hope berries are growing on the bushes so we know what we have.
That’s our allotment at the moment, enjoy reading about our continuing adventures as our 2nd year as allotment owners now with chickens!!