My Plot

Plot 46, Burnside Allotments, Cambridge

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Bed with Unwins first early onions at the rear and comfrey with mulch on at the front Posted by Picasa

Greenhouse with glass view 2 Posted by Picasa

Greenhouse - with glass view 1 Posted by Picasa

View down the plot - still very weedy and lots of black ground cover fabric to be seen Posted by Picasa

Leeks growing but are very small Posted by Picasa

Spring cabbage - which likes the mini sweet jar greenhouses Posted by Picasa

Purple sprouting broccoli under the newly constructed anti bird cage Posted by Picasa

Rhubarb - mulched and garlic growing nicely Posted by Picasa

The Compost bin Posted by Picasa

The leaf mould bin as you can see 1/2 full of leaves Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 07, 2005

Rain rain go away...

With the Weather forcast threatening impending doom and lots of rain I got up early and went to the plot. The ground was very sticky (the soil round here is clay with a hint of dirt). I took out most of the squash plants and dug over the bed. It was very noticable where I had dug previously as it was like putting the fork into butter(another very good reason for using the bed system). I slapped some compost on it and planted some 'Unwins early' onions - only a month too late!

I am still harvesting courgettes but I imagine that this won't last very much longer. The garlic is growing very well - even the Tescos variety, I am using this as a little experiment to see whether they are any good compared to the proper bulbs I bought.

Leeks and spring cabbage are growing well, but I'm not sure acout the other cabbages (Arctic King, Minicole) they seem to be very small in comparison to other peoples as do my brussels sprouts. Maybe I will give them a feed to see if they perk up a bit otherwise we will have pea sized brussels for christmas dinner!

Other Jobs done - cleared away old runner bean plants, put board edging round another long bed, added more leaves to leaf mould bin, built a nicer looking anti bird cover for the sprouting broccoli - which is growing very nicely (the broccoli not the cover!).

Dear Weather man
I am only able to get to the plot at weekends now due to the dark evenings so I need it to be fine please!
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