Allotment – June 14th 2015

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This is what happens if you don’t get a chance to go to your allotment for nearly 2 weeks…..

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Weeds invade! They invade EVERYWHERE! and take over EVERYTHING!  There is nothing more soul destroying, it made me so sad.  It was one of those days where i didn’t even know where to start.  Most of my autumn garlic had rotted and died – I presume this is because the last few weeks have been really wet and really warm.  A bit survives so I really hope I’ll get a few bulbs.

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I did manage to get quite a lot cleared.  I had to rip out all my sweet peas because they were being swamped and choked by bind weed, and none of of my parsnip seeds that I had had sown under fleece have germinated so I dug out all the weeds from there too.

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I also managed to plant out my surprise Cucurbitales plants.  I had a horrid greenhouse disaster which left me with the patio covered with identical seedlings no longer with their appropriate plant tags. So, now I have squash, pumpkin, cucumber and snake gourds all muddled up and am playing the waiting game to find out what survived!  IMAG1875[1]I did manage to get all the compost from the old composters relocated though and finally tidied up the piles of leaf litter in to the grey bins.  Wasn’t quite so down in the dumps by the time I left…. hopefully it won’t get too weedy again over then next few days!!!

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