Monday Plotlines

Wow, where did that month go?  My friend Annie said yesterday that she didn’t like to ask about the lack of  blog posts in case Derek had run off with another woman!  Nothing quite so interesting I’m afraid, just a very broken computer.  It’s all fixed now, so back to normal.


The lack of on line time has meant plenty of hours on the plot enjoying the gorgeous September sunshine.  The tomatoes have gone, having finally succumbed to blight, as have the runner beans, I was in a bit too much of a hurry whilst cutting these down and managed to chop the top of my index finger. Note to self to always wear gloves when using the secateurs.  There was much blood spilt but thankfully Bob managed to save the day with his excellent first aid skills.




As far as other crops, we’re getting plenty of sweet peppers and chillies and after such a slow start some super Bonita aubergines, Atlas turnips, carrots and plenty of really fragrant coriander.  There are also carrots and beetroot which will be ready for pulling in the next week or so.


I think I said in a previous post that we’ve decided to keep the plot running through the winter months. Given that we’ll be spending the next few months clearing the back part of the new plot it seemed like the right thing to do so to that end we’ve planted up the raised beds and a couple of the front beds with lettuce, kale and chard and have onions and garlic on order to plant in the next couple of weeks along with the normal broad beans. I’m looking forward to seeing how this goes and if we can make a success of it.

It’s good to be back and thank you as always for taking the time to read.


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11 Responses to “Monday Plotlines”

  1. Julie October 6, 2014 @ 12:40 pm (#)

    Glad you are back Victoria but snipping your index finger not so good!  Looking forward to further updates. 

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — October 6th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

      Thank you Julie. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone’s news as well.  It’s all felt a bit strange.

  2. Lorna Gannon/Jardin October 6, 2014 @ 1:16 pm (#)

    Welcome back! Had computer trouble myself earlier in the year.

    Stunning photos!

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — October 6th, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

      Thank you Lorna. I’m glad to be back.

  3. Sue+Garrett October 6, 2014 @ 7:08 pm (#)

    Just one word Ouch!

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — October 9th, 2014 @ 8:13 am

      The best that can be said Sue is that is was quick!  A lesson learnt.

  4. elaine October 9, 2014 @ 6:27 am (#)

    Lovely photos of your crops – isn’t it a shame all the lovely weather has gone to be replaced with rain rain rain. Getting the plot ship shape for next year sounds like a plan. Overall this year hasn’t been too bad has it? That Helianthus? is a gorgeous colour – so autumnal.

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — October 9th, 2014 @ 8:15 am

      Thank you Elaine. it’s the fennel that’s a revelation those seeds have a wonderful flavour.  We’ve had quite a bit of sun but the rain in between has been heavy. I’m hoping it will have softened the ground a bit for turning.

  5. Annjenny October 9, 2014 @ 11:16 am (#)

    Glad you are back and with more of your beautiful photos

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — October 10th, 2014 @ 4:42 am

      Thank you Ann, so kind.

  6. Manneskjur October 9, 2014 @ 5:42 pm (#)

    Poor Derek, I feel that I have some making up to do to him now!

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