I want thieves, robbers and crooks, - in a word, weeds. With
the warm moist soil rich in plant foods the greedy, grasping roots of
weeds will gather these costly materials and store them as plant matter. Unlike
the soluble soil nutrients, plant matter won't be washed, by winter
rains, out of my thin sandy soil into the ground water and rivers. I am pleased to say that cleared areas of the plot are greening up fast with a massive flush of weeds. Naturally, I don't want to let them set seed but with winter just round the corner there is little chance of that.
Eventually they will be smothered by a thick layer of organic matter to be rotovated in during the spring. Unfortunately
the communal compost heap is much depleted my activities last winter
and with foot and mouth disease in the district my chances of getting
manure delivered are, for the moment, slim. The allotment site is very close to affected farms. I am looking into stable manure at the moment.