Author: Steve Richards

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Allotment Diary–Tuesday 30 August 2016

Finished off the spring hot bed, that’s next to the greenhouse.  This means that all of my early spring preparation work will be all in the same place.  By early spring the hot bed will have cooled and will be ready to use as a cold frame for hardening off,...

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Allotment Diary–Thursday 25 August 2016

While Mum weeded, I made a start on the autumn planting, salad veg that we will be eating in October and November, so everything was planted either into cold frames or mini poly tunnels.  First in was Pak Choi, a red leafed oriental cabbage, that looks great and is quite...

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Allotment Diary–Tuesday 23 August 2016

It’s been a very productive ‘project’ day down on the allotment today, we are now well on with phase 2, our – prepare for autumn/winter – project. Yesterday we put weed stop fabric down in the orchard area and built a couple of raised beds, these will probably be for...

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Allotment Diary–Sunday 21 August 2016

I’m starting to prepare the allotment for Autumn now, clearing out the summer crops, thinning and removing rotten leaves etc.  I pulled out every other red kale and planted them in pots hoping that they will survive and be moved to the garden at home, I also cleared a row...

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Allotment Diary–Thursday 18 August 2016

Continuing my tidying up streak I finished trimming the primary kale and secondary kale/broccoli beds today, having done the primary beds yesterday.  I have two of each because last year I lost most of my winter kale crop of mildew and I’m trying to repeat the same experience.  Unfortunately I...