Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Shoots

 Even in the midst of Winter there are signs of life on the allotment.  The new raspberry canes I planted in Autumn are showing some new shoots.
 Rhubarb is also daring to poke its head above the soil.
 I must give this patch a couple of inches of compost to feed it for next year.  I still have the old mound that I created for my giant pumpkin last year. I will fork it all over and make a mound on my rhubarb.

And meanwhile in the greenhouse, quite a few of my Bishop's Kiss chillis are still hanging on in there while the plants have died back. A welcome flash of colour at a dull time of year.


At 11:29 AM, Blogger Lrong Lim said...

My raspberries are still 'sleeping'...

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Why I garden... said...

It looks like Spring already! I wonder if our plants will get zapped by frost, I hope note.

At 10:40 PM, Blogger VirginiaC said...

Signs that spring is on its way...hang in there.

At 4:56 AM, Blogger Wyatt said...

Whee! It's warmed up a bit here. Guess I need to go out and look at the Rhubarb and see what's going on!

Wyatt's mom

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Caro (UrbanVegPatch) said...

Love the chilli photo! (and the name, hilarious!) When it stops raining I'll have to get on with pruning my raspberry canes back. So much to be done and the ground so soggy!


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