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Guy Barter

  • Date Joined: 15 Jan 2007

Recent Comments

  • What to do in the allotment now it is truly autumnal

    Guy Barter on 24 Sep 2010 at 02:03 PM

    Despite rain the soil has dried under the influence of breezy days and plenty of sunshine, so that watering has had to be resumed.  The soil remains quite dry and it is unlikely that the current rain will restore moisture sufficiently for many crops to finish their growing for this year.  With plenty of light for the season and mild nights growth has been good where soil moisture is adequate.



  • Allotment this weekend in early autumn

    Guy Barter on 17 Sep 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Suddenly night temperatures are beginning to dip below 10C, so that tender crops will be at risk within a week or two.  Rain has kept the soil moist and watering is only required for celery and other thirsty crops.



  • Allotment things to do at the end of summer

    Guy Barter on 11 Sep 2010 at 09:16 AM

    Rain has wetted the top soil enough for good growth while nights remain warm and days sunny.  It won’t last of course, and very soon growth will fall away to very low levels.  Already the flood of summer veg has slowed and it is now or never for many crops.



  • What to do on the allotment in early September

    Guy Barter on 02 Sep 2010 at 02:12 PM

    Colder and dewy nights have led to reduced watering need and pest problems.  It is even too cold at night for blight, although once mild moist nights return disease could break out afresh.