On the allotment: 12th November – Andrew has planted up a new soft fruit area. This has involved a great deal of digging, followed by the addition of well-rotted manure and the laying of a Mypex geotextile membrane to retain moisture and control weed regrowth. Planting holes were cut through it and the new fruit bushes are now nicely tucked in for the winter.
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On the Allotment: the runner beans continue, but as they have stopped flowering, production will start to slow. Andrew managed to get some Red Clover sown as a green manure just before the recent rain, so, all being well, there won’t be any bare soil on the allotment this winter and we will be able to look forward to increased fertility in the spring.
In the garden: Until this morning’s heavy downpour things were getting a bit parched in the garden, with a decidedly end-of-summer look, but a good soaking rain should reinvigorate things.
On the Allotment: Andrew has harvested half of the maincrop potatoes. Harlequin, a cross between Charlotte and Pink Fir Apple is a real winner with an abundance of beautifully clean, smooth tubers . We are storing them in hessian sacks in the outside store where they will be cool, but dry. I’ve just sent off for green manure seeds from www.greenchronicle.co.uk and as crops are harvested we can sow it so that the soil is covered over winter.