Monday, November 21, 2011


Warm November

This month has been unseasonably warm! So many things are still alive and kicking in the allotment. Nasturtiums are still rambling over the empty spaces, giving flowers for the insects, lettuces are under covers to blanch them (we ate a very nice frisee on the weekend), the sprouts and cabbages are getting quite big. The raspberries even still have a few fruit on them. But as they are no longer really tasty I will let the birds take advantage of them.
Garlic is in, and so are few echalotes, to see how they go being overwintered (I usually plant them in spring). The plot has been mostly tidied for the winter.
On Saturday a local farmer deleivered us some manure, about twice the amount we had bought! Unfortunately, the load was delivered clumsily and a huge pile is now sitting on top of my flower patch :-( I tried in vain to dig it out, but as a few of us moved an incredible amount of manure on the weekend, I was knackered and now I will try again next weekend to get it off. I hope that the artichokes survive! It also killed off what was left of my seedbox so I will pull that up and try and repair it in spring with some duct tape.
All is now ready for winter to take over.

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