A windy day on the Allotment

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A windy day for our usual Thursday stint but as the sun rises in the sky, more of the plot is getting its rays so we are now mostly working in the sun.

Putting the new edging in place

The comfrey bed was weeded, with the green alkanet being dug out as much as possible and the herbaceous plants being divided. The rotten wood edges on the raised beds were almost all replaced by the new planks, which needed a lot of very hard work. All the tools were cleaned, sharpened and oiled and the labels missing from some of the fruit and veg replaced.

Purple sprouting broccoli

Another section of the grass edges was taken back from the raised beds and then time for some harvesting of kale, sprouts, kalettes, leeks and Jerusalem artichokes. The mild January days have brought on the purple sprouting broccoli, which is usually ready with us in March but is almost ready for the picking.

Jobs for next week

  • Weeding of garlic and onions
  • Tidying up along the south edge
  • Net the cherry tree in the hope we might get some this year!

The Winter Pruning Workshop will take place on Sunday 13th February at the Caley Allotment from 2pm – 3.30pm. The workshop will be lead by George Anderson.  Due to some cancellations, a couple of places are now available if you would like to attend.  Contact rchsallotment@gmail.com for more details.  This is a free workshop.

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