We really focused ourselves at the allotment today and planted up the rest of the vegetables we’ve been looking after at home, so it was hugely busy but fun. First off, the beetroot is now all done:
And we have put in the cabbages, netted them, sprayed and put slug doom down so we hope they will survive!
K also built the structure for the French beans and we have put those in as well. There were some left over so we put those on the allotment shared table for people to take if they would like some – such a useful facility to have!
The Brussels sprouts which we planted earlier in the month continue to do okay:
The fruit cage is also really going for it, with lots of flowers so that’s good news:
The gerberas I planted last week are still there but a bit slug-chewed so I put some slug doom pellets down to protect those too:
Whilst there this week, I also planted three more rows of gladioli – though the bucket I’ve been storing them in appears to be doing its own planting without needing me at all! That’s the joy of gladioli – I swear to you I could just chuck them onto the bed without bothering with planting them at all and they’d STILL produce leaves and flowers, no problem. I could probably leave them in that bucket and they’d look fine!
Here is a view of the allotment which almost makes it look as if we know what we’re doing – as if, LOL!
Here is the harvest of asparagus and sweet williams, plus a bed of tulip bulbs I dug up which I will take home to plant in November:
Here are the sweet williams at home:
Have a lovely weekend, everyone.