Wednesday, 7 December 2011
The Veggie Garden in December
But, in the bottom left hand corner of the allotment, all is not well. This is my soft fruit area - raspberries underplanted with strawberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, rhubarb and redcurrants.
The bottom right picture shows a self-seeded perpetual spinach plant that has gone to seed and takes up a huge area. This part of the garden has gone a little wild with nettles, long grass and mint that has escaped and now grows in profusion. It looks a little unsightly, but I don't mind too much as my philosophy is that, as long as there is a some control so that it doesn't get too out of hand, a wild area can be beneficial to the rest of the garden. I think the abundance of this area is because it was once my compost heap. Along the fence at the back of the garden is a mound where I threw my weeds, which have now rotted down, so I will make use of this next year for planting a courgette and squash. I intend laying a big branch along the top for the squash plant to grow along, giving the tendrils something to attach too, and hopefully keep the fruit off the soil. That is the plan anyway.
Posted by elaine at 09:01