Monday, 5 June 2017

June - Allotment Growing and Planting

St Ives Cornwall Allotment - June Planting

Passed a lovely weekend on my allotment - with lots to do - mainly focussed now on planting out the seedlings that I've grown. Summer and the first crops are truly on the way.

The Broad Beans - sown back in March - are now fully in flower and should deliver a first crop in the next three or four weeks.

The peas are thriving and I spotted my first pea flower thus weekend.
Hope to be picking the pods by the end of June or early July.

My potatoes have a huge amount of leaf growth - and I've already earthed them up several times over the last few weeks. I'm delighted that - so far this year - they seem to be free of blight - which has been a curse for the last three years. Hoping for a good heavy crop - these are First Earlies - Pentland Javelin.

Finally - I've been working on my "Three Sisters" bed - growing Sweetcorn, Climbing Beans and Squash all together. I've got it planted out - with more to go in next week. More about that in a future blog post.

I am so looking forward to another Summer on my plot - more news soon.

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