Saturday, 21 May 2011

Topping up with courgettes and cucumbers

We have grown a number of courgette and cucumber plants from seeds but some have been lost, probably as the result of gorund frosts after they were planted out into the allotment (they were grown from seed in the greenhouse). So we have planted more seeds in the greenhouse and most of them are growing. Nevertheless, when I was at the Whickham Fair in Chase Park, Whickham (in Gateshead, Tyneside) I couldn't resist the temptation to buy all the courgette and cucumber plants on the Children with Cancer charity stall. They will be planted tomorrow.

We've only done one trip to the allotment today, which was to drop off the compost we bought this morning and water the plants in the greenhouse and growbags. We will plant the cucumbers and courgettes tomorrow though the big job will be building the polytunnel. Watch this space for news on how we get on.

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