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 Comments on “Week 15

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 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. “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. 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. 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.