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Just spent the past hour collecting fallen leaves and filled 10 bags with them. This will rot down over winter and through the spring into lovely leaf mould that I can put onto my raised beds before planting my veggies in 2019.

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I was down at the allotment for 9am this morning and it felt good to get an early start on all the clearing up. I got so much done below is a list for anyone who is interested.

– weeded four beds next to my greenhouse

– moved two small compost heaps into my new long bed

– layered and topped up my compost bins, adding shredded paper, grass cuttings and all the old cuttings and remnants of the plants I grew this year

– started some nettle fertiliser

– collected my first batch of leaves that will break down to leaf mould

– added the left over chicken pellets to one of my raised beds and dig it in

– added torn egg boxes and newspaper to my extra long bed and topped it up with well rotted manure all ready for next spring

– added a layer of newspaper to all other raised beds ready for a layer of manure (when I get the next batch)

All in all another productive day down at the allotment 😀

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Never has anyone ever looked this happy and excited to have planted garlic at their allotmnet

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New raised beds in and prepped ready for me to plant garlic tomorrow, the garlic should be ready next July (fingers crossed) 7 more beds to build and my plot will be all tidy again.

We harvested a huge eggplant over the weekend!

We harvested a huge eggplant over the weekend!

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The Carrot Collective

I have not had a good year with my root vegetables. Not been able get much to grow at all.

Wandered up to the plot this morning to see if there were any carrots ready for dinner later. The anticipation of what might be under the mesh.

All the big carrots had been eaten by the slugs leaving me with just the tiny ones. But at least I have got one meals worth.