Monday 21 September 2009

Busy, busy, busy on the allotment!!!!

pulling weeds and cutting back the cucumbers
pulling weeds and cutting back the cucumbers.

Well with all the beautiful weather we had over the weekend I managed to get lots of work done down the allotment and I have to add that I had some very kind helpers too!!!

picking raspberries
picking raspberries.

My Dad came down and dug up some of the deep rooted weeds for me and then the kids helped with the shallow rooted weeds and sorting out the cucumber plants as well as helping pick some more raspberries.....(yes they are still growing!!)......and runner-beans.

The last of the cucumbers.
The last of the cucumbers.

My patch is now looking a lot tidier and although I haven't finished all the weeding yet, I am hoping that now the weather is cooling off a bit not too many more will grow...(well one can hope!!)

this is half of the weeds we took up over the weekend.

One good thing was that the chair of the committee came over to have a chat with me about the half of a plot that i was hoping to have and said that although the next meeting isn't until January I will be told then whether I can have it...and that me getting this plot looks promising. I'm trying not to get my hopes up just in case but I have already started planning in my mind :-)

The allotment
The allotment so far, maybe I should have took a before picture too...whoops!!


  1. Interesting you've still got raspberries, are you growing Autumn varieties?

  2. no just the normal variety but in our area the raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and a lot of the other berries are still producing's very nice :-)

  3. Your allotment looks great! I can't count the number of times that I forgot to take a "before" picture. In fact, I did it this weekend when I was making tomato soup. I guess I'm still new at adding photos to my articles.
    I have a question: I have just completed our new garden area this summer and I was wondering if you have any suggestions on what to grow? We are going to grow tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers, and some herbs, but I would like to try something different...maybe in the fruit category. Our growing season is from June to around the first of October (central Idaho). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  4. I had some kale self sow from the ornamental kale planted last fall. It didn't do too well though.


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