Posts tagged weeding

Allotment Fruit Trees – winter maintenance

allotment fruit tree mulching

Removing the old mulch from the base of first year fruit trees

Jupiter apple tree top-dressed with manure

Top-dressed with well-rotted manure because the mini-orchard was planted in poor soil and modern thinking is not to remediate the planting hole which can lead to root binding but to top feed instead.

 

Jupiter apple tree top-dressed and re-mulched

Weeds removed, top dressing added, mulch reapplied – tree ready for spring!

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What you can do on the allotment in your lunch-break

I meet quite a few people who say they don’t have time for an allotment – of course it’s easier once you have a plot in good order, but there’s still a lot you can do in a lunch-break or just one hour. Here’s today’s completed tasks:

Watered the spinach, which really needed it!

Watered the spinach, which really needed it!

And the French tarragon, which is resprouting nicely

And the French tarragon, which is resprouting nicely

And the alpine strawberry seedlings - which are growing beautifully

And the alpine strawberry seedlings – which are growing beautifully

Hand-weeded the currant bushes (didn’t take a photo because it’s the most deadly boring thing to look at) and …

And harvested three rather tired leeks and two kinds of kale for dinner!

And harvested three rather tired leeks and two kinds of kale for dinner!

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