August has been a very good month, lots of warm Sunshine, hot days, and short sharp heavy bursts of rain.. Though in the beginning of August we did have three days of solid rain..
This has been good for our growing crops, but also ideal conditions for our main enemy~ The Weeds!.. whose relentless battle goes on and on..
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Now I have no problem with weeds, they are all beautiful in their own right, but some are just so invasive and spring up like a carpet, choking and taking nutrients from the crops. The plots are full of them
We had several weeks of redecorating our home, so the plot was neglected apart from watering in the heatwave every morning.
This beautiful weather ideal for our Sweetcorn which has grown to the size of me now, and it has some lovely huge cobs just about ready for harvest.
We have enjoyed strawberries right up into the middle of July, when this next picture was taken. While the early Raspberry canes are now finished, our late raspberries are just beginning to ripen and I have already had three such punnets off, with lots left to ripen.
We have had some lovely tasty new first early potatoes these were called Foremost we planted three rows of earlies and six rows of the main crop, which are Picasso Below you see hubby who yesterday weeded out the rows as the tops had died down, though he is not digging them out yet until the end of Sept, as everything seems to be about a month in front of itself this year, probably due to the mild Spring.
Above you can see the onions drying out in our home greenhouse, in the middle on the bottom shelf are tulip bulbs from our home garden, I dug up and dried out ready for replanting in the Autumn. On the right these are shallots which can either be used for pickles or I like to add in stews.
My Dahlia’s and Gladioli’s have been lovely again this year and they are still producing lots of bloom
Inside the Allotment green house we have yellow tomatoes ripening and we have fallen in love with these Crystal Lemon Cucumbers
Well that is what is happening on the Plot this month, I will leave you with some busy lizzie plants on our patio.
Until next time