Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Time Management...

What little spare time I have has to be used very wisely and divvied up between what needs to be done and what I’d like to do; in the house, in the garden and on the plot, while making sure I get enough sleep!


The weeds have not made any allowances for the fact that I’ve just had a baby. One fellow plot holder actually complemented on how lush they were, asking what crop it was that I was growing!

This prompted me to start pulling them out and have so far cleared 2 beds ready for the leeks and brasicas. I can’t bear to look at the other 6 that also need clearing, but at least I managed to clear and cover some last year in order to grow:

Spuds: Valour & Sarpo Mira planted by HWDD while back- but I can’t remember the exact date (never mind- he calls it ‘Mum-neisia’)


Onions: Red Barron & white- can’t remember & can’t be bothered to go & unlock the shed to find out! (started in trays) Garlic: Red & white from Kings
A rainbow of soft fruit: Strawberries, Black & Red Currants, Blackberries, Blue berries and some promising flowers on the cranberries for the first time.




My mum & Dad visited today and we took a stroll over to the plot, picked some strawberries & rhubarb. The pram is a great help in carrying the produce home. (underneath- Baby Digger is not sharing with produce (yet!))



The parting shot is of the garden last week, in rough comparison to what it was like 6 years ago when we moved in.


PS: One last photo of Baby Digger at 10 weeks old - sorry I couldn't resist!

8 comments:

iflutterby said...

well done for getting out there at all, it's not easy. don't overdo it though, take care of the emergency escape hatch for a while yet. good on hwdd for getting the spuds in.

baby digger looks lovely, looks like you're doing a brilliant job, get rest when you can and enjoy him and the allotment

this is my patch said...

It looks like the allotment is definitely getting back on track. Why does every weed always grow so well? My mum piled pots and pans on top of me as a baby when we moved home, which happened to be just around the corner. I hope Baby Digger doesn't get squashed with all those squashes! I expect your mum and dad are loving having him around now. I really like the border you have developed, the plants look very naturally flowing. You must be really pleased with it. x

RHIANNON said...

I'm pleased to see that the digger seedling is growing well and you are back posting on your blog.
If you have any time juggling tips I could benefit from them at the moment.

Matron said...

You must be so proud of your little seedling! I would love you to contribute your wonderful photo of 21st March to my TRUGBLOG if you would like.

primrozie said...

Wow! Even with less time at hand, your garden looks great. I have the same time problem, but once we get it in the ground it has a good chance of producing!

Love the trug picture!

Sue Swift said...

Sleep ??? it was three years before I got any of that...

Never mind - there'll be plenty of time later to do everything. for the moment just enjoy Baby Digger, get as much sleep as you can, and do anything else you feel you have time/energy for. but without feeling that you "should".

Anonymous said...

As a completely unbiased blog reader who has no connection with SWD or HWDD, I think it is really important the SWD is really proud of both the allotment and garden. It is clear to see that a load of love and effort has gone into both.

I hope that she knows that is recognised by HWDD & BD, who though not always vocal about it do appreciate it.

love

not HWDD....

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Gorgeous Bub and gorgeous garden!

Gosh those prams are useful. lol so funny about the weeds. Sure sign that you are feeding the soil. I think of it as growing weed fertiliser to be soaked until it stinks but is a great boost for the garden.