Wednesday 21st September 2016 – It’s clearing up nicely.

Don’t worry I don’t have a rash or anything. I’m working through each bed on my allotment clearing the rubbish and weeding, and generally getting them ready for winter. Today I finished sorting all the finished Tomato plants in the greenhouse and now it’s all clean and tidy. As I moved each tray I had to be very careful as there were some rather large spiders about. I’m glad I had on my wellingtons. I didn’t kill any of the spiders, but just let them pottle off and find another home for themselves. Once the greenhouse was all sorted then I continued with the bed in which the Runner and French beans grew this year. They both did very well this year, but all the plants have now finished and I’ve now tidied them away. Remember to leave in the roots because the will release lots of goodness into the soil for the plants next year. Also in that bed I have some “Lancer” Sprouting Broccoli growing. The plants are growing amazingly well and are about 3 foot tall. There are no signs yet of the sprouts growing. But I should start harvesting them from November onwards. I’ll keep you updated on their progress. Then finally before I left I started to clear one of the Rhubarb patches. I removed any rotten leaves. Yes I know you can leave them to rot down, but let them rot away in the compost heap rather than round the base of the Rhubarb crown instead. This is just incase they are diseased, then you don’t loose the plant. So after about 3 hours I came home. A great time on the allotment today. I can’t get down tomorrow morning as I’m working, but I may be able to sneak a couple of hours in the afternoon. Still it’s all weather dependant.

Lancer Mixed Sprouting Broccoli. I've got to wait until November to harvest the first of it.

Lancer Mixed Sprouting Broccoli. I’ve got to wait until November to harvest the first of it.

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3 Responses to Wednesday 21st September 2016 – It’s clearing up nicely.

  1. Thank you for sharing have a blessed day i must get back out in the garden again taken slide shows but no talking ones

  2. NebraskaDave says:

    Claire, one would think that Fall would bring cooler weather but yesterday the temp here was 35C and with the heat index much higher. This morning the temperature is a balmy 22C. The average temperatures for this time of the year should be 24C for a high and 11C for a night time temperature. I’m thinking it’s why the tomatoes are still producing in large quantities. My Fall peas are doing well. Every thing else is done and major cleanup is needed. Two beds cleaned and six more to go.

    Have a great day cleaning up the garden..

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