Jobs to do in the allotment in September !
As i mentioned in an earlier post about growing vegetables, i was planning to ‘experiment’ with the concept of green manure in one of my vegetable plots. (more details here……) but in summary the reason i have tried this is :-
“Green manure is a method of planting certain crops into the area of the garden that you have just cleared, letting it grow for the recommended time , cutting it then digging it into the ground .
This will prevent soil erosion, forming humus, improve its fertility, holding plant nutrients and helping soil organisms and earthworms.
After a few weeks this will have decomposed and enriched your garden soil.”
To this end a few weeks ago i prepared the soil in one of the areas (approx 12ft x 6ft ) and sowed the packet of seeds that i had purchased from Wilkinsons.
After only a few weeks this was the result :-
Next stage is to dig that in, There a different suggested methods for this, what i did was to cut the plants back to ground level and then simply dig them in
This is what it looked like after the digging
Now all i have to do is wait until next year and keep a record of what i plant in this area and monitor the results .
Added to my list of jobs to do in the garden for September