A soggy day on the Allotment

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Building the leaf mould enclosure

The weather has taken a turn for the worse now and it was showery on Thursday for our weekly stint, but there is always work to be done.

The playpen was one of the areas which hadn’t had its usual maintenance due to the Covid-19 restrictions and had been taken over by a fine crop of fireweed. That was cleared out and a wire enclosure set up for leaf mould in the expectation that the Council will do its customary delivery of leaves to the site. If you would like to find out more about making and using your own leaf mould, please click here.

Work continues too on tidying the comfrey bed and the rest of the time was spent on harvesting fruit and vegetables.

The apples were checked for ripeness, autumn raspberries doing well if rather soggy, and still a few beans, beetroot and one courgette – surely the last one now!




Jobs for next week

  • Clear out the nettle patch behind the shed
  • Check the apples for ripeness
  • Check onions and potatoes for rot
  • Tie in new growth on soft fruit
  • Spread wood chips on paths
  • Check what is needed for repairs to raised beds etc
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