Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Admiring the view

I had a clamber up the hedge today to see what i could see, see, see..
I'm trying to work out where do i go next with the design and was looking to get a different perspective.
From here you can see the terraces, and all hand dug i should say.

It's beginning to take shape it's just where to go next?

Will have to do some more thinking.

Everything is beginning to speed up now the weather is getting milder, peaches are getting bigger by the day and I should have a nice load of greens for the first boxes on saterday

It all looks pretty except for the bad side of town- this is the part i don't like showing people.

More work needed

Monday, 21 April 2008

Flight of the Bumble Bee

It being a lovely spring day there were lots of bees coming into the tunnel to see what flowers were on offer. I took this clip of a fat bumble bee as she made her way around my pak choi plant.

I'm letting it flower so as to save seed from it. This gives me a plant that's adapted to local climatic conditions.
As you can see they are quite nifty on their feet once they get on to a flower, thoough they do tend to get covered in pollen!

Friday, 11 April 2008

A touch of frost

Today i'm mourning the loss of my spuds. Frost isn't something you usually have to worry about here in Cornwall, but we've had some really cold weather recently.
So right now this is what my spuds are looking like:

now because i'm not used to frost down here i panicked.. oh my gahd!! no spuds for the customers!!, but luckily it seems that they will regrow after a while, it just means a much later crop. I know i should know this being an irishman, but hey you can't know everything

Just before this i'd planted some more asparagus, a purple variety from Italy.
here they are all laid out like terrestrial squid

and the peach has bloomed, followed by little fuzzy baby peaches. By July they should be beginning to swell, ripen and smell real good.