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End of September at DCF

The weather couldn’t make up it’s mind, to rain or not to rain. But in a mild temperature many jobs were tackled, much picking done (see the take-home produce) and eventually the sun appeared. Advertisements

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Two week’s later

and our take home boxes are still brimming, (‘though the grapes are from one of our members).

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Colour

It’s early September. Splashes of colour are dotted all over the site. Under cover in the polytunnels, tomato reds and marigold yellows. Outdoor colours include vivid reds of bean flowers, nasturtiums and bean pods, lilac/purple of kohlrabi, yellows and greens … Continue reading

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A week later.

In the cauliflower patch, a cauliflower was discovered… but what a size. Once the outer leaves were removed, the head weighed in at 3.3kg. Among the other veg harvested today were aubergines, again of ample proportions. Autumn fruiting raspberries need … Continue reading

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17th August

Showers were forecast but with the right attire weeding is tackled. Actually there was only a sprinkling of rain, so newly sown green manure needed watering. Late experimental Florence fennel was planted in one of the polytunnels, while veg harvested … Continue reading

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10th August

The tomatoes are ripening well, helped by the removal of side shoots and lower leaves, and for the very tall plants, extra tying to supports. Companion planting can prove beneficial, seen here where marigolds are growing next to tomatoes. Pumpkin … Continue reading

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13th July

I’m doing a catchup as I’ve been without broadband for 15 days, so these photos were taken mid-July. Garlic and onions were left to dry, first in the polytunnels and then outdoors, using any available flat surfaces. Slugs and snails … Continue reading

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