Sunday, August 13, 2006

Preparing for next year

Today we pulled up the last of the beetroot, leaving just a few carrots and spring onions...and the ever-producing beans. Since the demise of the thin fleece the new rocket that we sowed seems to have given up completely.

Now is the time to start preparing for next year's crops. The first task of which is clearing the large area of the allotment that has not been touched since we first took on the allotment...which in reality means since the 1970s.

A couple of hours constant digging in the rock-hard earth resulted in a massive blister and a small corridor through the wilderness. Many more hours are needed to be spent on this, and then comes the even bigger task of designing the allotment for next year!

At least I know that I am not wasting my time at the allotment..I am obviously a fashion leader...although being called a eco-warrior is possibly a step too far!

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