Posted: 02/01/2015 at 21:13
Went to the allotment today. Picked some veg, last of the leeks and celriac. Feeling a tab bit sore now, dug up at least 6 old fruit bushes on the new plot and loads of rasberry canes.
Fruitcake - 1st earlies are ready to harvest after 10wks, 2nd earlies 13wks and main crop 15-20 wks. 1st and 2nd earlies can be left in longer, I dig up as needed and didn't do main crop last yr on account of blight, we get a lot of alerts here in the NW and did get blight on the allotment fortunatley I'd planted slightly early and my spuds had all flowered when it hit.
A bed of 1st and 2nd earlies can be harvested by July/August time, ready for winter veg, which can be started off in modules a few weeks before.
Roy - I'm hoping, nailing plastic to the bottom of pallet fencing will prolong it's life and was going to cover the pallet edging the same. It won't last for ever but if it gets through a couple of yrs I'll be happy.
I've found fennel bulb hard to grow, ever hopefully, will try again, me thinks they need a long growing season, with lots of sun and water.
Can't wait to start sowing seeds and planting, I've seen some pea's at the GC which can be sown in February