Allotment Adventures: September jobs

September is a strange month as we come to the end of the summer crops, everything looks a bit straggly and we have to start making decisions about whether to push a crop another week or pull it up.

This weekend we pulled out the french beans, the Georgia Candy Roaster squash, some of the courgettes and three tomatoes. We left three courgette plants, the crookneck squash, the cukes and the rest of the tomatoes. I did have a worklist for work and here it is. I don’t think we did badly

  • Plant leeks
  • Pick the last French beans and take them up
  • Attend to the tomatoes
  • Weed everything but particularly the plot edges, paths, rhubarb and the section of Joe’s plot that we’re growing on
  • Collect marigold seeds
  • Dig up the tarragon plant
  • Collect any fallen leaves
  • Raise the netting on the cabbages and weed
  • Sort out the chard bed
  • Cut the leaves that are covering up the winter squash so they can start to mature

It feels like a lot of things I want to do can’t get done until we have a final date for having the whole plot because I can’t do some of that work until I have it, however, it’s not mine yet and I don’t want Joe to feel as if he’s being hustled off the plot! We did spend a lot of time on Saturday, weeding that section of the plot and watering Joe’s tomatoes, as Ma said if we don’t do it now, we’ll only have to do it later!

Here is the list for the next two weeks

  • Collect marigold seeds
  • Dig up the tarragon plant
  • Collect any fallen leaves
  • Raise the netting on the cabbages
  • Sow winter salads
  • Sow broad beans
  • Sow sweet peas
  • More weeding
  • Prep for Halloween
  • Start clearing and covering beds
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