Category: Allotment News

Allotment Diary–Sunday 18 September 2016

I put up a cheap wind sock this morning as I’m obsessed by the wind strength and direction.  While I was up the ladder I also trimmed the willows. Sadly I had to cut out a third of my sprouts today, party because they were too cramped, partly because of...

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–Tuesday 06 September 2016

I pulled up the butternut squash today and harvested the last three fruits, I’d planted them through weed stop membrane which had worked well, but under that were a lot of slugs and snails, so next time I put it down I need to make sure it’s well prepared –...

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...