Saturday, November 26, 2005

I'm Bored Now !!!

There's just not a lot I can be doing down the allotment. I made the decision not to plant anything until next year but to use the winter for weed control and planning, so I'm bored now.

All I can do is keep visiting to fill up the compost bin and attack any new weeds in the last bed before I cover it for the winter. A few of the strawberry plants I dug in instead of removing them him made a reappearance so I just pull them out for compost.

I'm looking at companion planting, seems like a black art, I might swap the leeks and carrots around, hoping carrots with onion will mean less carrot fly and apparently parsnips don't do well next to carrots, we'll see next year.

Hurry up spring!!!!!!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Finished The Digging!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally I've finished the digging, all 4 beds are now all turned over and ready for spring, I've just got to plastic over the last one and thats it all tucked in for the winter, ready for a weed free spring (I hope). Have to raid some skips to find some more bricks etc to hold the stuff down though...

As you can see the strawberry plants I selected from that overgrown mess and transplated have taken OK and even put on a little growth. Next year I'll take runners and replace these as some could be quite old.

i need to get those paths cut, if only it would dry out a bit first!!!!!!!!!!!

The transplanted strawberrys

The old strawberry mess

Another view of the plot