September brings the start of Autumn but still good things to look forward to since the Victoria plums and apples are ripening, The autumn raspberries are now in full flow and maybe next week we shall have the first of the sweetcorn.
Today the last of the main crop potatoes were dug up; varieties Desiree all being a good size and with hardly any scab and the ever popular Pink Fir Apple. We grew Golden Wonder in a large tub but the crop was small, probably due to the lack of watering.
The peas and broad beans are now over so the stalks were cut off at ground level leaving the roots with the nitrogen nodules in the soil.
The grass had another cut and the hose was out to water everything since the soil is quite dry.
Dates for the diary
Saturday 3 September
FEDAGA allotment show at Methodist Church
14:00 – 16:00
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September
Dalkeith Horticultural Society Flower Show
Dalkeith High School
Open Saturday 13:00 – 16:30 and Sunday 12:00 – 16:30.
Always a great show of fruit and veg, dahlias, home baking and crafts – and delicious cakes for the teas.
Jobs for next week
Dig out the old raspberry plants
Mark out the new raised beds