The Allotted Month - June 2008
The Allotted Month - May 2008
This month has seen the end of "Seed Time" with the prospect that June will be a bit more relaxed. The plot, apart from transplanting the leeks in July, is now fully planted up and everything seems to be growing well.
The Allotted Month - April 2008
In the spring growth comes on quickly, and this is true on the plot as well as in our gardens. Last month three of the sections in the plot were just bare earth. This month all the shallots and garlic, started in Rootrainers in the greenhouse, have been set out to bring some welcome greenery. Similarly, the potatoes and onion sets are now adding a bit more green as they push through the soil into the daylight.
The Allotted Month - March 2008
March was a very busy month, but now the really heavy work of the allotment year is over and there is now a slightly reduced work pace. So far no crops have been planted out and, apart from the Crimson Clover on section D, the plot has all been dug over and hoed in preparation for crops.
The growing season has now started and this month the shallots and garlic have been potted up in Rootrainers in the greenhouse. Green shoots are now appearing at the tops of the bulbs. In March the seed sowing will start in earnest.
The Allotted Month - November & December 2007
The Allotted Month - October 2007
The Allotted Month - September 2007
The Allotted Month - August 2007
Climate is the weather that we are meant to receive while weather is the weather
that we actually receive and this year the weather certainly has been different.
A mild winter with almost no frost or snow followed by a dry spring and then
lots of rain with finally the recent dry spell. All of this affects cropping
and results this year have been varied.
The Allotted Month - July 2007
Seed time finished on 24 May and now planting out time has finished with the Musselburgh leeks.
Payback time is in full swing with potatoes, calabrese, peas and courgettes being harvested.