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Plot or Not

Well just as I was thinking the gardening year was slowing down, a week like the last one comes along and reminds me how lucky I am to be able to get away from it all down the plot. No such luck, since the beginning of last week. A running battle on the phone with the "tax man" alias tax man prat, took up most of my time last week. Then my car went in for its M.O.T. on Wednesday only arriving back this afternoon after more delays than Abu Hamzas extradition. At least I managed more decorating.

Runner beans - Cucumber
Saturdays Harvest
 The weather locally has improved slightly from just over a week ago, with a slight rise in day and night time temperatures and sunny spells during the days. A few rain showers, mainly overnight, have given the Runner beans on my second plot a new lease of life, with some excellent specimens harvested on Saturday. Even a few more Strawberries are developing again. The Mustard which was sown earlier has germinated helped by the rain showers. As Mustard grows faster than most weeds it should save me from more weeding over a large area of my second plot for a few weeks at least, until it is forked into the soil as green manure.

Saturdays Harvest
Saturdays Harvest
I did manage to borrow a friends car on Saturday, visiting the plot for four hours. I finished turning over the last few feet of one of my vacant vegetable beds. Luckily I had kept a spare spade in my garage, which I took to the plot with me, as my shed keys were on my car key ring, (remember the M.O.T.). The black plastic sheeting I had intended to cover this bed with was locked in the shed of course. I carried on with some weeding during the afternoon and then harvested some veg before leaving for home.

Grasshopper Watching Me Digging
When You Can Take The Marble???
  Hopefully I will be back down the plot tomorrow to get something constructive achieved and take a few more photographs I missed out on at the end of September.

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  1. All these things are sent to thwart our gardening activities - still you seem to be getting a few late harvests - I picked a few smallish courgettes yesterday but the plants are now looking a bit sorry for themselves.

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    1. Hi Elaine, thwart, yes, I'm glad last weeks over with. Hope your Courgettes taste good. Several of my plants are now dying back, Cucumbers and Sweetcorn for example. Luckily there's still a good few things to harvest though and my Spring Cabbage and Onions are doing well so far.

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