Unexpected crop at the Allotment

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6 Aug - Oats & Barley

Oats and barley on the dung heap.

Rain stopped play a couple of times today but we did get quite a lot done regardless.

The grass was cut and the edges tidied up – an ongoing job. Weeding was done amongst the veg and green manure sowed in the cleared ground.

The blueberries are ripening now so we had a first picking of fruit from these new plants, the brambles are ripening up fast and the summer rasps are over. The new variety ‘Glen Dee’ is producing shoots all over the bed and is a very strong grower compared to ‘Glen Ample’ which is taking time to settle in.

The beetroot has done well this year and the French climbing beans are shooting up, quite unlike the runner beans which are struggling a little – not something we have had a problem with in the past.

6 Aug - French Climbing Beans

French climbing beans

We have had an unexpected crop. The dung heap is growing cereal crops – the oats and barley included in the horse feed are appearing!

Jobs for next week

Weeding still
Dig up the next row of potatoes
Cut back the shaws of the early maincrop potatoes
Net the plums – somehow!

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