Garlic bulbs back in stock
October plants dispatch continues next week ~ winter purslane, corn salad, land cress, lettuces, rocket, broccoli, cabbage, calabrese, chard, perpetual spinach, mustard, bunching onions, Japanese overwintered onions and Oriental plants, Order October plants,
Flowers are still available in - October Flowers Pick and Mix
New mini pack for the Autumn ~ October Salad mini pack for greenhouse + polytunnel.
We do have some Broccoli ~ 9-star, seed is difficult to get stock is limited.
How to clear an Overgrown allotment
Clearing an overgrown allotment or a patch of rough ground to make a new vegetable plot can be a daunting task. You may be advised to use weedkillers but there is an alternative, if you are not scared of very hard work. When I was a child, my father took over an allotment which had been neglected for some time. Here is what he did:
Mare’s tail is very difficult to get rid off. Do not attempt to dig it out, just keep strimming (and later hoeing) as soon as it is visible above the soil. Eventually this will weaken it.
My father had bumper crops and won lots of prizes including the ‘Naggers & Braggers’ cup for the biggest veg (in this case outdoor cucumbers).
Don’t forget to take before, during and after pictures (as you can see below). We would love to hear how you get on and follow your progress in the newsletter.
Best of luck.