Allotment Diary–Wednesday 15 June 2016

Started to feel a bit better today, so I very slowly turned my third compost bin, into my second empty bin, adding greens and chicken manure and water as I went, it’s already had one hot period of composting back in April, but hopefully this will give it another burst of heat and finish it off.

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Since I’m recovering from a flare it took twice as long, but was three times as rewarding to finish.

Next I cropped a row of radish and planted a row of radicchio in it’s place, this is one of a new set of seeds that I’ve been inspired to get since reading Eating On The Wild Site, which is full of information on the most nutritionally dense fruit and veg.

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I also cropped leaves, beans, peas, radish, strawberries and chives for Debbie’s salad:

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and onion tops, chives, radish, radish tops, sprouts, kale, and various oriental lettuces for my smoothie mix – note mine is in a wok!

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Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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