Friday 5th July 2013 – If we had no weeds, gardening would be much easier.

Whoever invented weeds should be given a good, stern talking to. They’re a pain in the bottom, and like all gardeners we dislike them very much. If anyone knows a way to get rid of them forever, please let me know, as I will love you always! I spent the best part of 2 hours meticulously sorting through the bed that has carrots and shallots growing in it. The bind weed is such a bind (excuse the pun) and the thistles are painful. I nearly finished the one bed I was working on, but ran out of time, so I have a little bit left to do next week. I had a few spaces, so have sown some more Carrots “Nantes 5” and have now used up all my Shropshire Seaweed Fertiliser, so I’ll have to order some more. It really seems to work well, and the plants love it. I’ve only given them 1 feed each, but they seem to have had a burst of growth from it. Maybe I’ll buy 2 bottles as I’m sure 1 won’t be enough. The temperature was wonderful today about 25 degrees I think, and tomorrow is going to be hotter still. It acturally feels like summer now which is wonderful. I’m a happy bunny….apart from the weeds.

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7 Responses to Friday 5th July 2013 – If we had no weeds, gardening would be much easier.

  1. Nicola says:

    Have you seen those over wintering carrots theyre called eskimo, i’m going to try them and get a few more weeks of carrots throughout the winter, fingers crossed.

    • No I’ve not heard of those. To be honest I usually leave the allotment to rest over the winter. But maybe next year I’ll look at doing a winter one as well. Let me know how you get on with them.

  2. david gray says:

    Don’t you just have the bind weeds ! I always bag them up , never put them on a bonfire heap as they will just come back. On a good note though Claire, those pineberries i told you about the back end of last year ( which you now have some of ) mine are almost ready, in fact i couldn’t resist to test one slightly under ripe one, ha. Its kinda sweeter than a Strawberry, a little bit sharp ( but that could be because it was as i say slightly under ripe) and has just a hint of pineapple taste. Hope you get to test yours soon 🙂

    • We have a “Green Waste” area on our site that when the winter comes the Council bring in a mulcher, and it all gets churned up. The heat inside the pile is really hot, as when they’re doing it, the amount of steam that comes off is huge. My pine berries have produced loads of runners which I’ll be potting on soon, but I didn’t get much fruit, and those that did were only small. My strawberries were the same, so I’m hoping that they’re just settling, and by next year they’ll be in full fruit.

  3. lindasgarden says:

    Lovey post Claire as always

  4. Rodanien says:

    [If anyone knows a way to get rid of them forever]
    Mulch is the answer 😉
    Sorry for my english i’m french.

    • My French as very bad, but your English is fine. We’ve got loads of wood chips on the allotment. I use these for paths, but am tempted to use round my fruit bushes. I’ve got to weed the bed first.

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