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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,...

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...