Chris’s allotment blog

16th September

The courgette crop.

The courgette crop!

Weeds that turned out to be radishes!

The weeds that turned out to be radishes.

 Having been on holiday, followed by a weekend away, I was beginning to get allotment withdrawal symptoms. But I have been down this morning and made a start on repairing my neglect. The weeds were beginning to think they owned the place but they have had their come-uppance today! Some weeds actually turned out to be radishes, which was nice…The Autumn King carrot seeds I sowed before I went away have  come up but had begun to get a bit choked with weeds – they have now had some TLC in the form of careful hand-weeding to let them get some fresh air and sunlight. I’ve also made a start on hacking back the brambles that were over-growing the path, now that the blackberry season seems to be over. It’s all go! There was one courgette/marrow to harvest, so that’ll be for supper tonight!