And the work goes on

 In Allotment, Blog, Veg Growing

The strawberries are now finished so time to remove the straw, cut off all the old leaves and give them a feed of fish, blood and bone to help them recover. The new leaves will soon grow in.

Bee on the Runner Bean flowers

The onions were eased up to break the roots and will be taken up next week and kept in a dry and bright place to dry off. There is very little rain at the moment, so they are fine lying on the ground.

Globe Artichoke ready for harvesting

We started tying in loosely the new shoots on the soft fruit to one side to keep them out of the way and stop them breaking in the wind.

Almost all the vegetables are benefitting from the warm weather and managing with a weekly watering. Using the upturned plastic bottles is paying dividends with the courgettes.

Yellow Courgettes

And there is always the pleasure of the cropping after all the jobs are done!

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – OPEN DAY, SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2PM—4PM. George Anderson will be giving his ever-popular workshop on the summer pruning of fruit. (please book for the workshop at

Cold refreshments (coffee at the Bridgend farmhouse cafe) and produce.

Jobs for next week

  • Finish tying in the new shoots
  • Continue digging out the alkanet
  • Tidy up the comfrey bed
  • Watering of course
  • Cut the grass
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