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Preparing for the Allotment Competition

Competition Tomorrow

Last year I won 3rd prize in the allotment competition and this year I think plot 5, which I have entered again,  looks a lot better. Less weeds and tidier too.


The competition is pretty good so I can’t say I’m confident, but I am hopeful. Some good hearted banter with Gaynor as she was giving her plot a last minute going over. I’m not sure she appreciated my comment that her minature sweetcorn would impress the judges!


Weeding & Leeks


After a bit of tidying up, spent the day weeding. Nothing to do with tomorrow, honest! Planted some leeks next. First a patch of Autumn Giant at the top of plot 5 between the carrots and dwarf beans. Then a patch of Autumn Mammoth and one of Carentan 2 on either side of the plot next to the brassicas.


I will plant something between them but what I don’t know yet. The allium bed on plot 29 may be best left free of onions for 5 years after the dreaded rust and downy mildew. So I now have a choice – more dwarf beans and some brassicas or green manure with mustard and fit the beans and cabbage onto plot 5.


Harvesting


Tomorrow the serious pea and br9oad bean harvest starts – they’re promising a fine day here.


 


 

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