Tuesday 27 October 2009

A Winter's Tale

The old boys up at the allotment usually know a thing or two. When they are not shaking their heads at my untidy plot and odd plants that I grow (flowers and "foreign muck"), they are usually happy to give advice, seeds and the odd cabbage.
I couldn't help but notice on Sunday afternoon that lots of their plots are now totally empty, dug over, manured or limed and looking expectant. Now I know the caterpillars did a lot of damage to the brassicas but even so, my plot still seems to be full of stuff to the extent that I haven't got room to plant out my garlic and have only managed to get three rows of onions in (see exciting picture above).
So am I behind or in front of the curve?
I'm hoping to be dug over by Jan uary/February but until then it just keeps growing.


  1. I have quite a bit of my plot dug over but there are still brassicas in place that will be there until next spring...I don't think your behind...just have more left to harvest...last year I had cauli's and cabbage through till the spring as well but they didn't do very well this year so there are none left.. :-(

  2. I think it's great that you've still got plenty growing. My plot is quite bare, but I've allowed this to happen on purpose so that I can get it manured as my soil is in quite bad shape. Come next year I'm hoping to still have plenty left to harvest, like you.

  3. I guess we still have a lot going on. Depends on the variety of seeds you buy etc. Hoping to clear at least one if not 2 beds this weekend (inbetween heavy rain showers) and cover them up. But everything else is great, hey, don't complain, enjoy your bounty, maybe you know more than the 'old boys'!!

  4. You have an award on my blog...I hope you come and accept it!!