Author: Digging the Earth

October Missions!

13th October 2015 Off

I’ve finally accepted that another summer has passed and am now embracing the charms of Autumn. Flabbergasted at those plot holders with little or nothing to do, one year into our green fingered journey, the position of having nothing to do is far off! Here’s my little list of October allotment potterings, in no particular…

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Do it Your Way

10th October 2015 Off

Many a time I have been merrily going about my business at the allotment and have stopped for a chat with well-meaning passers by, other lottie holders with many many years of experience under their belt. Invariably I will be told that something I’m doing is not quite right, the thing at the moment seems…

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Green Manure

9th October 2015 Off

Overwinter Nitrogen Fixing Rye Vetch Mix Today the main task was the bean bed. This year I had used this space for potatoes so it was ready for a good clear up and my first sowing of some green manure. I went on somewhat of a mission to get this dug over and weeded! Almost…

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Sowing Arctic King Lettuce

8th October 2015 Off

This morning I checked the weather and upon seeing that it looked great I decided to have a little reschedule and get myself up to the allotment! One of the perks of working for myself and at home is that I’m able to switch to working afternoons and evenings and make the most of the…

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