Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tuesday 12th August 2014

Dropped off the wife at her sisters and went to the allotment to spray the tomatoes with a solution of Aspirin. Here is why http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2625661/Problems-growing-tomatoes-Feed-ASPIRIN-say-scientists-fight-disease-boost-yield.html

Took a tray of spring onions and beetroot down to the greenhouse on the plot

I have removed two plants that are looking like they are beyond help and I have harvested as many red tomatoes as possible, the sprayed the plants and let them dry 3 times this morning. Mick has been hit and has just binned his plants, Edita has a few showing signs but she is using nettle tea as a spray as she is organic and cutting back infected members but it looks like tomato blight is on the allotment

Happily no indications of problems at home but I will spray the toms at home as well.

Dug all the potatoes out of bed 8 and ended up with two sack loads to take home.

Harvested some beetroots and yet two more courgettes

The marrow is making headway along the plot and now extends either side of the composting bins and I have cut the ends off. there are at least 3 small marrows on the inner arm. The remind me of the War of the Words Martian Red Weed 

All in all about two and a half hours of hard work and then the clouds came over and it was time to make my way home via they Wyevale / Garden Centre to look at how many seed they have left in the 50% Summer Sale and what may be left over in the 50p sale at the end of the month.

I was shocked there are only two rows / 4 sides of seeds and a lot of empty spaces - there is not going to be a lot for the 50p sale in the Lower Morden lane branch so looks like it will be a trip to the Purley Way branch at the end of the month.

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