Jamie has been at the allotments all weekend. A pattern is emerging where I tend to look after the girls while he does the hard graft in the cold/rain/wind, but he is keeping me up to date on progress - photos to follow.
Stanley Road - he has uprooted most of the raspberry canes, which were too close together through overenthusiastic planting last year. These have been transplanted to the Warren which will have most of the perennial fruit. This leaves blackcurrants and the Christmas tree in the back bed at Stanley Road. Stanley Road will have the crops that need more maintenance, and strawberries are the main fruit on the patch.
The Warren - the row of raspberry canes has been planted in much more space, and in honour of this, our first fruit support structure - I will have to wait and see this next weekend. There are already three or four well established damson/plum trees on the plot (we will wait and see exactly what they are), along with a gooseberry.
Seed planting: We need to get going on the seed planting. The coldframe at the Warren will be really helpful to get things started. I am waiting for this latest cold snap to pass, just in case we get a repeat of the severe frosts that have been commonplace this year.
Coming soon: A plan of the whole two plots, with crop rotation diagram.
Rose Elliot's Bloody Mary Jelly (vegan) - Apparently it is British Tomato Week. I am a little surprised as my greenhouse seedling specimens are not even the length of my hands and those that I picke...
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