Posted: 13/08/2017 at 15:16
First visit in a fortnight, been away and working and stuff.
Harvested my potatoes, some were just stems and had no potatoes, does anyone know why? I did dig the seed pots up after they had started growing and moved them to my new allotment but some plants were okayish.
Not very economical to only get this many so I'll have to get better
Some of my onions are looking okay, some still quite small, but I've deduced that is a water thing as they are on a slope, will leave them for a few weeks.
Did lots of weeding today and threw them into the last open trench, lots of mozzie lavae in there Also moved some of the clay slop heap which was starting to solidify. I chucked buckwheat seeds on the clay layers I left to dry out and that seems to have germinated, or something has so I distributed the rest of the seed on the other clay flats. I don't know if it will help break it up or not but it was a free packet.
Harvested some red opium poppy seeds and a spider, put it in the garden, should probably chuck the seeds out now too while they're fresh, but not sure where I want them yet.
Tried a few ripening blackberries and rasps, Loch Maree and Joan J, very nice Got some plums, I think Vic on the tree that came with the plot but they are too high up. This winter I will clear around the base, there are multiple currants and a rhubarb patch (which bolted) all around the base and I'm sure they will do better seperated.
Next weekend I'll do more weeding and prep the area for some more onion sets. Will plant the new bargain basement rasps I bought from B&Q, hope they are as nice as the Joan J.