During Autumn and Winter, focus often shifts from looking after your crop to clearing and preparing the soil. I’ve certainly been concentrating far more on digging than the state of my Brussel sprouts over the past few weeks.
And besides, these are winter veg. They’re tough and hardy. They can look after themselves, right?
Well, not entirely. Here are a few things to look out for over the coming months which will help keep the all-important winter harvests coming.
When I’m not growing veg, I love riding my bike. I do a 25 mile round trip commute to work on my bike 3 times a week, and I’ll ride Saturday morning. To do this, my stomach needs a snack first thing, so usually I eat cereal bars.
However, recently I’ve been thinking I should try and make an alternative. A six pack of decent cereal bars are over 2 quid in the shops, plus it would be nice to have complete control of how much good and bad stuff goes in them. So I’ve been looking for a quick, simple recipe that I could knock up on Sunday for the week ahead.
This weekend I made a start at clearing my new ultra weedy allotment.
I’ve been formulating a plan over the past few weeks, which is aimed at removing the need to go hammer and tong at the plot over the winter.
With the little ‘un and my kitchen garden, time is of the essence so I’m looking to execute a plan which avoids manuring and digging in this winter, but still allows me to grow next year.