Just over a week ago I planted garlic, just a couple of rows to test how this particular crop fairs on my allotment. My soil is heavy clay which can get very sticky in wet weather, to help prevent my garlic from rotting I created little planting holes with a trowel and half filled them
I haven’t spent as much time as I’d like at plot 33 lately. Storm Callum and life pulling me in different directions are to blame, but when I have visited I’ve made the very most of my time there by continuing to dig over the new growing areas and enriching the soil with rotted manure.
It’s been a great year for growing pumpkins and winter squash at the allotment, which happen to be my favourite things to grow. They romped away in the sizzling summer heat producing big fruits on healthy green vines. Summer was exceptionally hot and dry this year, admittedly I struggled to muster the energy to water
The first obvious ground frost arrived on Saturday morning and it pretty much finished off the Moranga winter squash vines, I cut the biggest squash to take home to cure in the conservatory. I spent a good chunk of the weekend down on plot 33 getting jobs ticked off the list, this included removing raspberry
I took advantage of the beautiful weather today and made a start on the autumn tidy up. Some of the squash vines were looking very sad indeed, with fruiting long finished it was time to pull them up. I’ll hold off from clearing the Moranga squash for now, they’re still going strong and I plan