Category: Allotment News

Allotment Diary–Tuesday 13 September 2016

I’ve been putting off turning the compost bins again, as a result they’ve sat too long at a high temperature and collapsed a bit.  Fortunately I’ve been accumulating compost in the other two bins and as I turned the two mature bins I consolidated in the quarter filled bins to...

Allotment Diary–Sunday 04 September 2016

Wow, what a great day down on the allotment!  After cycling to Blackpool and back I was wind buffeted and exhausted, but the allotment soon smoothed me out. The first order of the day was clearing ground.  I started by clearing out a couple of rows of baby kale from...

Allotment Diary–Wednesday 31 August 2016

Debbie finished topping the autumn hot bed yesterday, so that’s the October, November and December and hopefully January salad veg sorted. I popped down tonight to apply the slug nematodes to most of the beds, I didn’t bother with the brassica and asparagus beds as they look pretty slug resilient...

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,...