June 2013

Planted out all the brassica we had sown indoors, in bed E. Also planted out courgettes, squashes and sweetcorn in bed I. Were given sprout plants which we also planted. Of all the brassicas the red cabbage which were planted direct in April are looking the strongest

Were given some lettuce plants which we planted under bean wigwams.

Sowed Musselburgh leeks direct into ground next to other leeks in bed D. Also sowed radishes, spinach, chard, beetroot and turnips to fill bed.

Caged the fruit. Which are looking rather good.

Thinned out the carrots and sowed a second tub of Nantes 2.  These are planted in some sandy soil I got from the excavations to bury a power line through the car park, with some leaf mould at the bottom, and mixed with ashes.

Earthed up potatoes and weeded. Bought a strimmer, so now (after a few frustrating false starts) the allotment is a bit more photogenic.

Currants coming along nicely

Currants coming along nicely

The fruit side

The fruit side

The veg side

The veg side

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