Monday, 29 June 2009

HSL Peas

These are close ups of the 4 peas for the HSL trial, all taken on 15th June 

Firstly, Clarke's Beltony Blue

Hugh's Huge
Simpson's Special

Monday, 22 June 2009

Moon Trail GE Harvest

On the 20th of June I dug up and weighed GE

Sown on Dec 21st
Harvested on June 20th
6 months in the soil

Weights prior to sowing:
9, 4, 7, 10, 6
weights at harvest
166, 256, 151, 197, 144

Overall increase in weight 2954%

Alot of bulking up compared to last month's harvest; interesting that the smallest clove in the whole trial [randomly picked from the 50 cloves in a bag], gave the highest final weight and fattest bulb thus far. 

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

15th June 2009 - lottie pics

Peas and beetroot, with an allgreen courgette on the corner
Peas with dwarf beans 
My onion bed
Sweetcorn with 2 winter squashes and a bit of piping that will be filled with sand and carrot seed very soon
Onions - autumn sown from sed

stuff flowering in and around the seed bed

B&Q alliums were going for a song, so I popped them in the corner - look nice against the self sown poppies

Poppies from a different angle, with some chives

Gooseberry Pax, looking good - should turn red hopefully

Potatoes - Kestrel - just enough to go in last night's curry

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Gonna be needing this.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

HSL Pea Trial

Progress on the pea trial

These are the Clarke's Beltony Blue. [A]

These are Hugh's Huge [B]

These are Simpson's Special [C]

And these are Alderman [D]

All sown on 11 March
All emerged on 21 March apart from alderman which appeared 2 days later
All planted out on 7th March
These were taken on 29th May. 

Flowers developed on these dates:
A 21 May
B 28 May
C 2 June
D 28 May

First pods so far
A 2 June
B 3 June

Moon Trial GD and GY

I sowed GD on the correct day [Dec 2nd] and it should have ben harvested on June 2nd. 

However, because GY couldn't go in the ground on the correct day [Dec 5th], I could not compare the two, so I am leaving it in situ until the leaves die back, so as not to waste it and get a decent harvest from it. 

Moon Trial GX Harvest

On the 18th May I dug up and weighed GX

Sown on Nov 18th 
Harvested on May 18th 
6 months in the soil

Weights prior to sowing:
6, 7, 8, 6, 11
weights at harvest:
133, 90, 56, 71, 103

Overall increase in weight 1264%