Week 15

Finally I made it to mtp for the first time in over a week. I’ve been away with work you see and so I haven’t had the chance to do anything on the plot. But boy was it worth going tonight. Clive was there and he gave me 10 sweetcorn plants – which I promptly planted (18 inches apart, in blocks, being careful not to disturb the roots). So now we have a full-on sweetcorn field running along the side of mtp. Bargain! The other jobs I did tonight were: thinning and spacing the lettuce (we have 31 plants – anyone for salad?). Planting up some of the Dahlia’s that I had growing at home, stealing the odd raspberry from the canes and WEEDING… I spend at least 50% of my time at mtp weeding. The dreaded couch grass is making a comeback (yikes) which is not good. Also, I promised Ryan I would only be there for half and hour and it turned in to two and half. He was pleased when I told him about the sweetcorn though…

9 Responses to “Week 15”

  1. Clareon 17 Jun 2005 at 10:35 am

    Wow! Your plot’s really looking good! Your picture actually made my mouth water!

  2. Alon 17 Jun 2005 at 11:18 am

    Do you have the use of a crane for your aerial shots? Plot looks great!

  3. Mia Goffon 17 Jun 2005 at 1:29 pm

    I liked the plan, but the design really looks terrific in real life! It will be interesting to see it’s progress …

  4. Jimon 17 Jun 2005 at 2:11 pm

    Wonderfull, but I am sure that you have help from aliens. MTP looks like some of those crop circle pictures.

  5. Jane Perroneon 17 Jun 2005 at 5:23 pm

    Wow, your plot is so neat and well designed! It makes mine look like something out of Steptoe and Son!

  6. mtpon 18 Jun 2005 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks guys – you’re too kind! Sometimes I think I must have help from aliens because I manage to get everything done each time I go to the plot. I certainly have some help from a blackbird or two (or am I helping them find the worms..hmm not sure).
    The secret to the aerial shots Al, ‘stand on the bench’ – no cranes required.
    And Mia, welcome to mtp I hope your stay is long and fruitful. Speak soon.

  7. Ryanon 18 Jun 2005 at 1:56 pm

    “I think I must have help from aliens because I manage to get everything done each time I go to the plot.”

    Ha! This is because she tells me “I’ll only be half an hour” and 2 1/2 hours later, (after a phone call from me) she comes home :)

  8. Wilsonon 22 Jun 2005 at 7:24 am

    What I want to know is how you get the time to tend the plot AND edit my favourite magazine. I get stuck on the magazine and forget my garden!

  9. mtpon 22 Jun 2005 at 3:22 pm

    Welcome to mtp. On the magazine I have help from nine people. On mtp it’s just me and my fair-weather under-gardener. So the plot is my biggest challenge right now.