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Beryl

I’ve started digging a new bed for the squashes and some space at the bottom of #100 to put the onions out. They are all ready for the World Beyond the Greenhouse. The trays of celeriac, beetroot and chicory have been chucked outside in an all new shanty town area […]

Digging

I’ve started digging a new bed for the squashes and some space at the bottom of #100 to put the onions out. This is the goal for this weekend as I think they are all ready for the World Beyond the Greenhouse. The trays of celeriac, beetroot and chicory have […]

Pigeon defences

Well, no real problems from the 50mph winds. A few of the broad beans are bent over, but that’s no big thing. Most of my time has been spent on […]

Bike boxes don’t fit in Maud very well, not even with the roof off. I tried one in there, realised I couldn’t see anything to the left or use the handbrake and decided not to chance my luck. There are students living near the allotment site, and honestly, they are […]

Ooh the excitement!

There’s been a manure delivery! Very fresh stuff, steamy and boiling hot in the middle. That was all the incentive I needed to sort out my compost bins. After emptying, I shifted a couple of bins out of the way so any hedgerow birds could have a wormy breakfast. I’d been […]

Itchy fingers

I was up at 5 this morning and couldn’t settle so out came the seed boxes and the compost… I (very quietly) potted on 19 of my spindly tomatoes. They were soaking wet – I had massively overwatered them by mistake. I’m trusting to their survival instinct and hoping fungus […]

Of fires and neighbourly relations

I had a lovely session at the plot today. Though I didn’t get as much done as I wanted – our resident pyro had lit the huge pile of green waste at the bottom of the site near the houses. He’d been asked to burn it – but I think they meant in small […]