It is starting to look a lot like winter at the allotment.
The last of the harvest has been taken up and distributed, the fruit bushes have been cut down and the dahlias (daaahlias) have been lifted. With the weather not necessarily on our side we have been keeping warm by digging over the empty beds and covering them up with weed suppressant material which will hopefully keep the weeds at bay until we get back in spring.
There are a few shoots of hope though: Onions and garlice as well as broadbeans are in the ground and already sending shoots up. And a crop of green manure has been put in to help fertilise some of the beds for next year. Crop rotation will be the game then and we will refine our selection of crops following the lessions we have learned this year.
Since the lock-down restrictions won’t allow us to retreat to our usual spot at the large table at the Farnden Fields Restaurant we decided to hold a last planning and seed distribution meeting at the allotment.
As you can see, the weather was still not on our side, but that did not stop us from closing the year true to form with a lot of fun and laughter.
See you all next year at 41A Cricket Pitch View at the Stevens Street Allotments. Stay safe out there and have a lovely Christmas Season.
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