Back to sunshine
After the heavy rains of the week before, last Thursday we, the allotment crew, were thankful for a day of sunshine, so good for the potato lifting. All the main crop were dug up and interesting to see which ones had done better in the dry summer. We hadn’t watered them much at all. It was obvious though that the variety beside a courgette, which had been well watered had a much better crop, so next year we need to water along with all the other vegetables if needed.
The damsons were all picked, the first time of fruiting and they are going to make damson jam and damson cheese, the netting taken off the plum, damson and soft fruit.
Bought-in plants of pak choi were planted out under netting to add to the winter crops. And pickings of runner and French dwarf beans, most of which were given to the Bridgend cafe, a couple of sweetcorn, a few raspberries- still managing to fruit despite the phytophthora – beetroot and carrots. The end of the summer veg is in sight and time now to sow green manures on the bare soil before it gets too cold for germination.
Jobs for next week
– Fruit pruning
– Take out the sweet peas
– Sow green manures on potato beds