September arrives on the allotment – where’s my apple pie?

 In Allotment

Sunny and dry on Thursday so the allotment team were able to dig up the main crop potatoes. The crop from the allotment bed was fairly poor since we had to cut down the shaws early because of blight though Lady Balfour did quite well from the 4 tubers planted. Much of the crop of potatoes from the willow patch had slug holes or were beginning to soften because of the blight spores infecting the tubers but the ground is now much cleaner after all the cultivating. Gooseberries and blackcurrants were pruned. But we are still picking the peas and the last of the broad beans plus a good picking from the runner beans, especially the variety Celebration.

Jobs for next week: Prune loganberries and raspberries, redcurrants and cherries; Plant out purple sprouting broccoli for the Spring

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