Friday, 1 March 2013

It's a Plant!

Several plants actually!  Yes there is life at the allotment (and home) 

There are the sweet peas started off at home, germinating within hours after I soaked them for c. 5 hours in warm water (topping it up to keep it warm) and nicking a bit off the surface of the seed off (opposite the "eye").   There are also some peas and broad beans planted a couple of days ago, nothing doing with them yet. 

There are the peas in the greenhouse on the allotment (just 10 left after operation mouse brunch was complete)
Dino is included here as a scale. Of course, in the wild, Tyrannosaurus Rex are known to reach 12.3 m (40 ft) in length, up to 4 m (13 ft) tall at the hips, and up to 6.8 metric tons  in weight. The Common or Domestic Tyrannosaurus Allomentus tend to be a little on the smaller size, and rather more discrete in habit.

Then there are the potatoes chitting at home. Only two varieties! Probably boring ones- Arran Pilot and Charlotte.  Mock me not, for I know not what I do. 

There are various alliums- the garlic, onions and shallots look much the same. But there are also odd leek and onion like things that keep popping up from the previous tenant.

There are flowers. Well one unopened crocus.

 And some primroses I moved up from the garden. This one has had its head nipped off. Pigeons?

There are these lovely, slightly rude looking extrusions on the wiggly hazel. Female flowers?

And, finally,  there are these fellows coming up on the manure heap we made last week. The copious spores of which could be the reason my nose swelled up and felt like I'd snorted pine needles for three days after we had shifted the poo. 

Are they fungal growths......

Or Hattifatteners from Tove Jansson's amazing Moominland books?

1 comment:

  1. Charlotte is certainly not boring Jill - we grow it every year as it has earned its place on the plot