5 October 2006
It has done nothing but chuck it down today, so my plan to spend an hour down the allotment this afternoon has had to be shelved. We are, at times, committed and hardcore enough to work in the rain, but not today. It’s too miserable and cold. The kind of weather that makes your bones ache.
Instead I am inside, making lists of jobs that we hope to get done over autumn and winter. I am determined to use the cold months to get on top of the bindweed. Here’s the plan (click on the photo for annotated picture notes).
- Thoroughly weed and clear all paths between the raised beds. Rake level. Lay weed suppressant fabric and bark chips. Enjoy weed free paths next year.
- Make edging for the asparagus bed. Mulch asparagus bed. Generally continue to lavish love and attention onto asparagus bed with no reward for some time to come.
- Edge remaining beds that are marked out.
- Mulch all beds when possible so that we have something resembling ‘raised’ beds rather than just beds with wood around them.
- Make a composting area so that the allotment doesn’t have to be covered in several unattractive bags of composting material.
- Roll back black plastic and remove remaining weeds. Put the black plastic back, with holes patched. Plant pumkpins and squashes through the black plastic next year. Cunning.
- Do something other than shrug our shoulders about the overgrown paths between our plot and Ben’s.
At least we’ll be keeping busy.
Filed under: Review & plan — Clare @ 5:48 pm