August Allotment Tour (Jennie’s Plot)

Jennie’s plot is dominated by beans at the moment, we have dwarf French beans, climbing french beans, runner’s and runner/French crosses and they are mightily productive! We’ve cropped about 25kg off the three plots so far and the freezer is full, so my plot’s beans are now all destined for drying, while the remainder are more than meeting our needs and those of our friends and neighbours. 

The summer broccoli is starting to come to an end, but we have lots more broccoli still to come. We’ve pulled up all of the onions and stored them, replacing them with a few extra sprouts and cabbages and the broad beans have been replaced by chard. When the potatoes come out we will be planting garlic, broad beans and a few over-wintered onions, but not many as they didn’t really earn their keep this year.  

The butternut squash has already been a big bit this year, but we have over 10 still to come and some late planted Uchiki Kuri might still have enough time to deliver.  

I’m super busy on my plot though, preparing for autumn/winter and so you will see some signs of neglect, hopefully in a month’s time everything will look a bit tidier!

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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