Small Fruits

Popping over to the allotment today to show it to a visiting friend, we harvested a small box of fruit and some pretty borage flowers, for use as a salad garnish. (The lettuce is growing in the kitchen garden at home and is very nice indeed now it’s hearting up, meaning lots more crunch).

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Fruit wise, we picked raspberries, tayberries and blackcurrants plus about 5 gooseberries that the birds had failed to spot. That said, we hope that a really rigorous pruning of all the fruiting bushes will result in higher yields next year.

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Very variable weather (from extremely hot to monsoon-like rain) plus a large dose of laziness has meant we’ve been a bit lax. Weeds and tall grasses are rampant, though our own planting continues to fight it’s way through.

Apple and plum trees are heavily laden, so we look forward to a great crop of both.

Potatoes are pushing through the weeds and seem to be doing fine.

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The wheat is growing well, and remains reasonably weed free, surprisingly.

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