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  1. November

    by , 02-11-2008 at 01:20 AM
    Last few weeks have been busy - not had much time for allotment

    3/4 of plot is now dug over - it's all looking good

    Working out planting plans / beds etc was a pain - have settled for now on 6 main veggie beds - fruit is separate - have a rough "crop rotation" plan that should allow dual cropping (spring and autumn sowings)

    Last week planted out roughly 20 each of spring cabbage, PSB and Kale - all were started in modules in the greenhouse at ...
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  2. It's Autumn

    by , 24-09-2008 at 01:12 PM
    Been a busy fortnight since last post

    Half the plot is now dug over - the rest will be done soon - have cleared most of the veggie patch at home - loads more to do

    Have been harvesting veggies at home and sowing etc for planting stuff out over the winter

    Still got broad beans and 2 varieties of peas to sow for overwintering - and then of course still got to plant them out, along with all the other stuff growing in the greenhouse

    Another ...
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  3. Allotment pics

    by , 06-09-2008 at 11:08 PM
    3 pics all looking the same direction over the plot ....
    first one 31st july when we got the plot, full of weeds
    second 8th august when we'd got most of the big weeds out
    third 1st september after we'd finished pulling the big weeds and dug a patch over
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  4. 3

    by , 06-09-2008 at 10:07 PM
    in the last few weeks, we:
    - finished pulling up the long tall weeds
    - gave the whole plot 2 treatments of roundup
    - dug over a 9ft x 10ft patch
    another plotholder put some white powder on a wasps nest in the ground

    picked up a van load of timber from freecycle - mostly 4x2 floor joists and tongue and groove floorboards - i've been making plans for a shed for the allotment and started cutting it - not quite enough 4x2 to make the whole frame, but can get ...
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  5. 2

    by , 13-08-2008 at 05:09 PM
    still not properly sussed how blogs are supposed to work ....

    have cleared most of the long grass and tall weeds in our plot - have pulled the long grass out of most of the raspberries - the worst is done now, mostly just smallish weeds close to ground ....

    will need another couple of hours on the bigger stuff and then use weedkiller on the smaller stuff ....

    we picked up a couple of large plastic compost bins that were no longer required on another plot ...
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