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12
NOV
2014

Autumn tasks

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Compost bins nicely lined up

Compost bins nicely lined up

A welcome break in the rain and showers let me scamper outside.

I spent the morning rounding up leaves for a new crudely made wire-netting leaf collector. I am not very tidy about leaf sweeping since it’s good to leave material for the soil biota to feed on.

I also emptied the builders dumpy bag I had used last year into two other scavenged bins, because the bag was falling to pieces and is very difficult to use anyway.

Leaf mould, if you can make it, is an excellent addition to improve soils or add to a planting hole.

If you are lifting grass, pile turfs upside down and cover. Leave a year or two to form a fantastic pile of loam which makes good potting compost. If there are perennial weeds in it you can pull or sift them out.

summer sown carrots,  late summer beetroot and Radicchio all in the polytunnel and still growing

summer sown carrots, late summer beetroot and Radicchio all in the polytunnel and still growing