Moving into Autumn

Work on the allotment has changed in focus during the last week or so, and now – as our fellow allotmenteers – we are emptying beds, filling up the compost heap and adding to the growing ‘burn’ pile as crops come to the end of their productive life.  As we mainly have raised beds on…

The Fruits of Our Labour

  As well as Strawberries, the other fruits on our allotment are beginning to swell, with the Gooseberries, Raspberries and Apples not far behind.  Our Gooseberries are well netted to keep the birds off, and now the Raspberries are starting to fruit (despite supposedly being an Autumn variety), they will need netting too.  We’ve had…

Big Bed Brassicas

This week at the allotment, it’s been all about Big Bed Brassicas. Following ‘manure-gate’ we’ve been waiting and wondering what to do with the big bed. In the end, Mr O took off the top layer of soil (manure) and replaced it with top soil. We then had an interesting evening doing ‘jigs’ up and…