My Plot

Plot 46, Burnside Allotments, Cambridge

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Mother's 'little helper'

Chloe digging her bed - I had already done most of it, and in fact ended up finishing it off for her.

This weekend I managed to put cloches (old sweet jars) around the newly planted spring cabbage, although have lost 3 to slugs. The leeks have grown noticably since I fed them with nettle tea (smells vile). I am still picking courgettes but my butternut squash is only 2 inches long - don't think it will make a meal somehow. I dug in the green manure thet had been previously cut, mulched with some manure and covered with fabric in readiness for strawberries. I also dug over the asparagus bed, mulched with farmyard manure and covered it with fabric ready to receive the asparagus in the spring.

As you can see I am changing the surrounds of the beds to wood because when I am digging the slates come up, also they are very sharp so wood will be safer if the little cherubs should trip up when running about the plot. Posted by Picasa


Jim and Barbara said...

Hi Emma

plot is looking good. Wish I could have a greenhouse on my plot but can't trust the local feral kids to leave it alone. Love garlic but have only just planted mine. Your daughter looks nowhere near muddy enough.

Emma Kitteridge said...

Mmmm... I think I was wearing all the mud!!


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