Week 39 (Year 3): Mulching Fruit Bushes and Garlic pops through the soil…

As we get close to Christmas and the festive season, the weather had turned rather cold and windy. Whilst we’ve had no snow (yet), the bitter winds make it less attractive to work out on the Allotment Plot. It is also a busy  time in the Office, getting ready for our annual Association Membership renewals and rent payment collections (which are accepted from December in the Office with two primary Sunday events in early January) as Secretary.

Mulch on the Rasberries and Rhurbarb in the Front Left plot.

Mulch on the Raspberries and Rhubarb in the Front Left plot.

And more mulch on the Front Right Raised Bed.

And more mulch on the Front Right Raised Bed.

Covering the Gooseberries and the Blackcurrant bushes which have been moved from behind the shed (at the back) to the very Front Right raised bed. These plants should get more sunshine and therefore produce a better crop.

Lettuce is growing well, protected from the birds, pigeons and wildlife.

Lettuce is growing well, protected from the birds, pigeons and wildlife.

Still have some celery!

Still have some celery!

Cabbage still doing well.

Cabbage still doing well.

Garlic Shoots showing under the sheeting.

Garlic Shoots showing under the sheeting.

So more work to be done but good to see my work in this Winter, is proving useful for the plot. Further planning to be completed for next year including where to put potato raised beds, given the crop rotation that I should employ.

 

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  1. Pingback: Week 45 (Year 3): From Plot to Plate: My Allotment Grown Cabbage… | My Big Allotment Challenge

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