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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I love the smell of bonfires....

This afternoon DH cut the brambles away from behind the tunnel and I have started a fire with the "proceeds"! I love the smell of an Autumn garden rubbish bonfire, where the stuff to burn is all vegetation. Shirtsleeve weather again. Very pleasant!

I also weeded out the Sq Ft salad bed. There are a few empty squares which I will have to think about what to put in them, or even whether to just fertilise and leave 'til spring. There are a number of good salads still left in there, and some small brassicas which will do a meal each when they fill out. The beans are finished as are the red radish. The mooli look good.

This morning I went to the plot and had a good look at my projected rotation for next year. Where the spuds were this year will be the cabbages next; where the carrots and beets were this year will be manured for spuds next year; where the beans were this year is where the carrots and beets will be next year; and where the cabbages were this year will be where I will have the squashes etc. next year. That should work!

I also harvested the last of the carrots (a bucketload), and cleaned the bed. And the last of the beetroots....another bucketload for pickling, perhaps tomorrow; and cleaned the bed. And the pumpkins; and cleared the vine to the compost. All in all a VERY productive morning.
It is beginning to look much more cared for at the plot.....At Last!!!

Now to walk the dogs...

5 Comments:

At 28/10/09 2:54 pm, Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

It sounds like you had the most produtive allotment weekend ever! You're way ahead of us, I promise you. All I've managed to do is work out the rotation for next year and try and start digging a little. We've got so much more to do yet before we can feel we've been productive.

 
At 28/10/09 6:53 pm, Blogger Grandmaibb said...

You are having better weather than we are in Cornwall. It's very grey here, not cold but not cheerful. I've still got quite a bit of clearing to do before the lottie goes to bed for the winter but I have done my rotation plan for next year.

Pippa

ps stalked you from over on 'down-to-earth' hope you don't mind.

 
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At 29/10/09 11:14 am, Blogger Jan said...

Sounds like a lot of work done well!

 

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