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Farewell to plot

Today it is the last time I am visiting my plot. It is going to be taken over by a new student next week. Looking back at the…

Plots going wild

It is late August now and most of the plants are going into seed. Our plots look particularly attractive at this moment – wild, messy but also intriguing.

Something for the plate

For a month now I have been harvesting vegetables from my plot. As a result onions and lettuce reappear in my meals without a stop. I have collected…

Summer time and summer colours

Summer finally arrived to Edinburgh. With a bit of sun and heat all the plots changed their appearance. Plants shoot up and produced flowers and fruits. The whole…

Plots at their best

Below I am uploading a few photos of student plots from late July, time when they were at their best.

Plot patrons

There are some new arrivals on student plots: Rory finally finished planting out his lettuce-made snail. Jessie and Roslyn brought in a pair of scarecrows. He and she…

Tomorrow is a viva day

Viva is just a day away and my plants are still pretty tiny! My great disappointment – sweet peas. Looking at them I cannot believe they will ever…

Fighting slugs organically

Slugs – one of the most hated pests in garden. Slugs – holes in plant leaves, eaten up seedlings. Slugs – slimy unpleasant surprise. How to get rid…

Plotting frenzy

With the arrival of warmer weather a lot of activity has been seen on student plots. We are all busy thinning, weeding, edging or building supports. Even some…

Quick plot manicure

One of the quickest way to improve the overall image of a plot or a garden is to mow, edge and top dress. This week I took on…

Pea and bean support

Most of last week I spent on building support structures for my peas, beans and sweet peas. I went for the cane and twine fence idea and constructed…

Quick anti-slug action

Another unwelcome visitor appeared on my plot – slugs. This time the victim turned out to be Nemophila maculata ‘Five spot’ seedlings. Slugs munched on the cotyledons and…

Time to prick out

Pricking out can be either a relaxing or stressful activity. In my case it turned to be the latter one. I simply got overwhelmed by the task: three…

Building up a fence

Willow fence – a recent addition on my plot. Constructed with a thought of keeping children at bay and as a support structure for fleece and letter netting….

Structures and support

In the last four weeks many different plant support structures appeared on student plots. Each one of them demonstrates my classmates’ creative approach to practical tasks. Below I…

A big sowing session

4 weeks ago I hold a big sowing session on my plot and covered with seeds almost the entire area of it. I sowed sweet peas Lathyrus odoratus…

Peas, beans and beetroot

As they say you learn on your mistakes… I had a look today (Fri 2 March 2012) on my bean and pea seeds sowed in paper pots. They…

Line of defence

When you take an owenership of a piece of land and start cultivating it you become very protective of it. You start realising all dangers which can creep…

Spring time, busy time

A lot of activity on my plot today. First, I placed down some stepping bricks through the middle of my plot to make every inch of it easy…

Spring seed sowing

Milder weather at the end of this week enabled me to do some outdoors sowing. Today (10 Feb 2012) I sowed two rows of green peas Pisum sativum…