Late-Summer on the Allotment
After a huge weeding session this week a green manure Phacelia tanacetifolia was sown into three small empty beds edging the paths. It’s very pretty and winter hardy and should flower this autumn to be dug in next spring. It’s good for adding humus to poor soils and will keep the weeds down.
Flat-leaf parsley can be sown now for a winter supply and will crop for two years. Coriander also does well sown in late summer and is less prone to bolt than from a spring sowing.
I have a row of very healthy plum tomatoes T. San Marzano with no sign of blight- they just need more sun to fully ripen.
A blackberry ‘Merton Thornless ‘ planted against the allotment shed is producing enormous juicy fruit.