The Allotment Wife


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Clearing Out the Plot Part 2

Back to the allotment today to clear out the rest of the fruit bush area, as far as is possible. I know it might not look much, but it’s better than how it was when I began – honest! Towards the end, I gave up with the hoe and started pulling great clumps of grass out with my bare hands. Nothing like getting in touch with Mother Earth, for sure!…

Fruit bushes 22 Nov

K also pruned the blackcurrants to get rid of some of the old wood. We’re not entirely sure what to do with the autumn raspberries though – if indeed they are the autumn variety – but we think they need pruning once the leaves have fallen. Further research here might be in order.

Meanwhile, the Brussels sprouts are coming on a treat – I do love Brussels sprouts so can’t wait for them to be ready! – and the winter lettuce is going great guns. Today’s harvest was that glorious lettuce and some beetroot and carrots.

Brussels Sprouts 22 Nov

In other news, we’ve measured up for new beds, and reckon we can get another one in near the shed, plus redo the one that’s already there next to the shed but which isn’t currently fit for use. When that’s done, we hope to squeeze in a greenhouse as well as I’d love to get tomatoes, chillies and maybe even a melon or two onto the produce list – but we’ll have to see. All great fun for sure!

Winter lettuce 22 Nov

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