Clear up at the Allotment
More strong winds brought down most of the remaining ‘Adam’s Pearmain’ apples, though there are still a few not quite ready to be picked. A very warm day for the time of year and jackets and jerseys were cast off.
The plunge bed for the bulb workshop was dug out. Weeding was the order of the day, so it was a hands and knees job for most of us clearing up the winter veg beds and preparing the empty beds for sowing green manures to provide winter protection and improve soil fertility. And a start was made on repairing the raised beds.
Who wants Brussels sprouts in the middle of October? Well we have them. They are supposed to be there for us in December onwards, but the warm weather has brought them on and the kale and purple sprouting broccoli likewise.
Only a few autumn raspberries now, but still picking redcurrants, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage potatoes, onions and garlic and chard.
The Allotment team are currently writing up a short history of the Caley Allotment for inclusion on the website. Keep an eye on the website over the coming weeks – I’m sure it will be an interesting read.
Jobs for next week
- Weeding – again!
- Continue maintenance check