Monday October 21st 2008 A nice sunny day but with a chill in the air. I emptied the first Pierce pallet compost bin today after it had spent the
summer growing pot marrow on the top of it. It had rotted down well leaving
only a few sprout stalks, part of an old coconut matt and the odd bit of selophane
plastic wrapping from my third party kitchen waste still recognisably un-decomposed. Fed the Japnese onions sets with compost.
Saturday/Sunday 14th 15th October 2006. It was busy weekend in the allotment
as weather stayed warm. The broad beans were sown, the spring cabbage planted, several
buckets of apples picked, the new snowdrop site hoed over and the weeds cleared
I put mouseguards on two more bee hives.
Another warm sunny day. I'm still feeding the bee hives in rotation with
sugar syrup hoping that they will mix it in with the Ivy honey that they are
undoutedly making in this fine weather.
I have to move the apiary as there is new road running through the site
and I guess new houses to be built along it. My deadline for giving up the
land is end of October. I moved two of the beehives down to the allotments
Tuesday 21st October 2003 Hail and a hard rain - at last! The weather has
changed and Autumn will soon turn into winter now.
Sunday 19th October 200 Planted out a row of spring cabbage in the hope
that it will rain soon. I have started to dismantle the support for the runner
beans and have put the best bamboo canes in the shed. Sowed more broad beans
and started to prepare the ground for the last of seeds to be sown this year
- the Meteor small round seeded peas that I sow in the first week of December.
I still have a few apples left to pick and am watching the cauliflowers
carefully in order to catch them at just the right moment.
Saturday 18th October 2003 Sowed the first broads beans this Autumn in
ground that is still very dry as we had no rain again for quite some time.
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