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December at the Allotment

The weather has changed and it’s cold outside. But a short trip to the allotment is a good idea at this time of year.

There’s a few good jobs to do.

First up; plant a tree! As in yesterday’s post!

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Then chop down the asparagus fronds. Asparagus grows short spears that we cut quickly very early in the year. Then it’s allowed to sprout into long wispy fronds. When they start to look dead it’s time to cut them down. This should’ve happened in November but this year’s crazy weather made it late.

Next up. Time for a spot of tidying up. The front edge is a bit weedy so some quick work with a rake and some elbow grease does the trick.

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I also finished pruning the raspberry canes. Autumn sprouting raspberry canes should be pruned right back at the end of the year.

We covered the globe artichoke to protect against the frost.

I noticed that the Passion flower had a lot more buds even though it’s December.

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And this lupin was starting to flower and sprout again.

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Meanwhile there was a bit of ground turning going on too.

Still to harvest

We had some coriander, purple Brussels sprouts, purple sprouting broccoli, purple kale and Jerusalem artichokes.

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We achieved a lot in an hour and a bit.

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6 comments on “December at the Allotment

  1. Ellen Hawley
    December 10, 2014

    Our lupines are sprouting again too. And the rhubarb’s sending up shoots. I keep telling them it’s too early.

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    • lizard100
      December 10, 2014

      Its crazy isnt it? I should check the rhubarb

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  2. gillianspeace
    December 10, 2014

    Passionflower does whatever it wants (in my experience). We’ve had several freezes already and one plant (P. incarnata) is still green and growing, while the other (P. lutea) just gave up for the winter.

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  3. OmniRunner
    December 10, 2014

    Nice. My raspberries are getting out of hand. Probably too late to prune them now. I enjoy my back yard garden but you arrangement looks more social than hanging out in your back yard!

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    • lizard100
      December 10, 2014

      This is the time to prune autumn raspberries or very early in spring.

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