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Nothing much left to do
4:12pm Monday 17th October 2011 in Your Say
Everything’s looking quite bleak on the allotments now.
During the last few weeks we’ve removed and composted most of the annual plants, trimmed back the perennials and prepared the ground ready for over-wintering.
We still have carrots, beetroot and cabbage left to harvest before the end of this month. However, parsnips and leeks can safely be left in the ground until needed.
Looking to next year we have spring cabbage, onions and garlic planted out but these can take care of themselves until next spring. So apart from checking on the plots and doing a little weeding there’s nothing much to do at this time of the year.
At home, our citrus and olive trees are now back in the conservatory to protect them from frosts and the greenhouse has an assortment of vegetables in tubs to help us through the winter months.
However even when the ground’s thick with snow and ice the hens will still need looking after but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Getting them has been by far the best thing we have done this year. Our last job on the allotments this season was collecting our grapes from the greenhouses and pressing their juice for next years wine.
I also took the opportunity to sample last year's brew. 15% ABV and Scrumptious. There’s nothing more to report on the allotments now so I would like to say thanks for reading my blog.
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