Sunday, 25 November 2012
Sunday On The Allotment - 25 Nov - Rain Stops Play
A pretty bleak morning - after the torrential rain we've had in Cornwall over the last few days I decided to limit myself to a tour of inspection. The ground was too wet to do much else.
At least we're probably better off than many allotment holders - our site is pretty well draining and there wasn't too much standing water - apart from in the car park - as usual ! ......
Looking a little bit battered by the wind - but not too bad.
In fact they are almost growing too well - I may have to add some supports soon to help them cope with the wind.
I'll take another look next week.
The last lot I planted was sprouting within a couple of weeks. I planted this batch a little deeper than usual - but even so.
Anybody else having problems with garlic ?
Or should I just be more patient ?
They need weeding though - a job I've put off for the last couple of weeks.
When we next get some reasonable weather I'll do it - I promise myself.
The fleece seems to have done its job - protecting them from the Autumn wind and weather.
Ever the optimist - hoping for a good early crop next Spring.
For some reason - far fewer weeds than there are amongst the leeks. No idea why - I prepared the two beds in a pretty much similar way.
Yet another of those mysteries of allotmenting !
Yet more rain is due to sweep across Cornwall later today. Give a thought to all those flooded out in Newlyn and elsewhere.
Probably not much more to do on the plot for now - other than keeping an eye on it.
Next job - planning for Spring.
Previous Sundays On The Allotment
18th November 2012 - Strawberries
11th November 2012 - Odd Jobs
4th November 2012 - Tidying Up
28th October 2012 - Pumpkins and Squash