|St Ives Cornwall Allotment - November|
A bit of a grim day in West Cornwall - weather wise - but nonetheless I headed out to get some work done. It wasn't so bad once I got out there - at least the rain held off.
The main job for the afternoon was emptying finished compost from the bin and spreading it onto the growing beds - cleared ready for next year.
November is the time for the messier and less glamorous jobs on the allotment.
But well worth doing - and will pay dividends next year. Also there is not much else to do on the plot in late Autumn.
I don't bother digging it in - too much hard work and not necessary. I just pile it on from the wheelbarrow and then roughly level it off with the rake.
The "two W's" - Worms and Weather - will incorporate it into the ground naturally over the Winter.
This will add some extra fertility and condition to the soil - ready for the spuds to go into the ground in March.
It should get them off to a good start.
Spring seems a long way away at the moment - but it will soon come.
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