The allotment diary. What happens when, what works, what doesn't on plot 18 of Swanland allotments.
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Mulch then munch
We wanted to do some tidying up of the strawberry beds. We bought some bark and chippings to use as a mulch to try to support the berries while they ripen to stop them rotting on the ground. It might deter slugs a bit too. There were loads of weeds, including nettles, so we pulled back the netting, dealt with the weeds and added the mulch. The result is tidier and should help the berries too.