Sunday, 25 August 2019

Another 5 hours digging and clearing our allotment

Another good harvest: 
Picasso Potatoes, 
Tomatoes, 
Beetroot, 
Raspberries 
& Flowers.
I showed a close-up of the Barlotta Beans last time, so here is the whole plant, now about 7ft tall and laden with beans, not ready to pick yet as the pods are not swelling with beans.
I knew it was hot, but didn't realise it was a record breaking Bank Holiday weekend heat!
So I decided to work at the shaded end of the plot, digging over more of this patch ready for our next big project, I showed the photo of a huge root last week, I traced it and now its getting thinner so hopefully nearing the end. 
So watch this space for more news soon.
This area we planted up and netted last time, they are looking healthy so have survived the move from seed tray to ground.
This area has also survived, since planting and netting last week. 

We are expecting rain next week, so that will be  good for our new plants.
The Brasicca's are doing well too, I noticed a Cabbage White Butterfly in there so must be vigilant for caterpillars soon!

All the clearing has produced a pile of weeds & roots, so as they were dry had a bonfire to burn as much as we could, the ash will be dug back into the soil.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo.

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