What a shock - two weeks ago these beds were weed free!
This dreaful weed started appearing on our allotments down one end a few years ago. and since then it has spread rapidly each year at this time of the year and no-one knows that it is called
So our primary mission today was to weed out as much of it was we could.
And to pick some cauliflowers and one of the cabbages
This is how the perfect and weed free potato bed looks today.
We dug out every single weed two weeks ago. Interestingly there are no thistles or any of the other thugs we dug out - just this weird unnamed weed. We didn't have enough time or energy to tackle this bed today
So two hours later the difference is quite dramatic
|I was rewarded with a nice first crop of courgettes and squash|
With more to come in the future in this lovely weeded bed where the early potatoes were.
And this squash is on the compost heap
And it has grown dramatically in just a couple of weeks of rain
I wish I had taken a 'before' photo of the rhubarb bed - you couldn't see the rhubarb for weeds
We had a nice harvest to bring home - a small trug of new potatoes, two cauliflowers, and the first of our cabbages.