By mid July the allotment garden was covered with weeds – no surprise. But 6 hours of work did the job and today we returned after 10 days of traveling. We pulled out new weeds and couldn’t help but grabbing some potato and beet root too. This is 2 months down the road for the plants outdoors.
We figured out weeds are best pulled when it’s big! That way you can pull them by the roots. And they wont come back for long and you can hit the road again.
As you can see there are some weeds here and there but considering the place have been neglected for 2 weeks this is nothing.
“Broad beans are an ancient favourite with evidence of cultivation from as early as 6,000 BC. Easy to grow, high in protein and rich in vitamin C they’re still a must for today’s vegetable plot.” / BBC Gardening guide.
We pulled weeds from the rows and covered the treads. That way the weeds in the tread should die from darkness.
The 1st row has 3 leeks in it that seem healthy, but in between those we tried out some unknown pink bean we got from an Italian lady. No sign of life there. 2nd row carrots – nothing. 3rd row had 3 beet roots in it ’till we ate them.