Allotment Diary–Tuesday 02 August 2016
I’m finally feeling fully in control of the allotment now, even with a few days away the weeding only took an hour, the cropping took nearly as long.
I decided to pull up a couple of rows of Kohl Rabi as we are not enjoying them and beetroot is a firm favourite, so I’ve planted a couple of extra rows, in ‘Stephie’s bed’
We’ve also been enjoying French beans and we are running low, so I’ve popped in two additional rows, squeezed in under the trees.
I’ve chosen a blue stringless variety, and these should be ready in October.
On Saturday Debbie noticed a few black fly on one of the chard beds, today they had been completely infested so I cut my losses and pulled them all up and popped in a couple of rows of winter carrots instead.
Finally I pulled a row of rocket that had bolted and popped in radish,