please take heed of the most recent posting on ALL SITE notice boards re
KEEPING GATES LOCKED ATALL TIMES.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS INSTRUCTION COULD JEOPARDISE YOUR TENANCY
Most gardens will be full of lovely fresh vegetables right now. Everything should be almost ready for harvesting.
It may be enough just to keep on top of the weed growth with this summer’s sun-rain combo, perfect for growing -weeds probably outstripping crops by miles.
This humidity created are ideal conditions to spread “Potato Blight”
Keep banking up Potatoes – if you have survived the dreaded blight.
If blight has hit, just cut the top dead or dying foliage off and leave the tubers in the ground until you ned them -or the space. They will happily stay there over winter (properly covered with earth) PLEASE dispose of the blighted material responsibly DO NOT ADD any dideased waste TO THE COMPOST Bin. Where possible take it off site (ideally your brown waste bin at home ) or burn it.
Onions should be gently lifted to separate the roots from the ground and stop the take up of any water, the tops are best bent over and left to dry off before lifting in a week or so and stored in a cool dry environment
Strawberries will b coming to an end, propagate the runners by pegging them down into a small pot of free draining compost. These runners can replace your existing plants in two years time , self perpetuating strawberries and FREE.
Greenhouses should be producing that wonderful scent of fresh tomatoes and lots of luccious fruit. Just kep an eye on whitefly and take precautions to prevent them devastating your crop.
Cucumbers should also be plentiful by now.
Tayberries will have finishd so cut out all of the old wood completely. RETAIN this years growth cut that back to 3-4 foot, thie stems emanating from these will bear next years fruit
The best pest control are the birds and insects around you so encourage them into your garden and protect them.
Learn their likes and dis-likes so that you can control them.
Itis not too late to sow seed or plant out
ALL Spinach Varieties
Keep batch sowing salad crops
From this list you can see the bounty of fresh produce you may be gathering to compensate for all that hard work care and attention over the past few moths