It might be sunny for once but there is still work to be done on the allotment.
A beautifully warm and sunny today. There are always non-urgent tasks to be done so today the compost heap was turned into the empty bin- this will be the compost to be spread on the beds over the winter – and we started the new heap.
The rest of the time was spent in picking raspberriess, peas, broad beans, courgettes, turnips, beetroot, carrots and cabbages and, as always, doing some weeding. We found quite a few holes in the netting over the raspberries so the birds have been enjoying our fruit and finding their way out again which is good for them but not for us. Next week will be more energetic with the early potatoes all needing lifted, dried off and bagged up and the last of the tidying up for the Open Day on the following Sunday.
Looking forward to see you all on Sunday 19th 2-4.30pm – bring your friends!
Other Dates for your Diary
Dalkeith Flower Show – 15 and 16 September at Dalkeith High School campus
FEDAGA show – 15 and 16 September – Edinburgh allotment and gardens show in the Southside Community Centre, Nicolson Street