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Andy’s Asparagus

My joints are aching, I spent a long day on the preparing trenches for my beds yesterday. I’ve planted four beds of with the following varities – Backlim, Gijnlim and Purple Passion.

In the past few weeks, I’ve also added another two rows of , to add to the existing two rows of , I’ve added Amelia and Marshmarvel. Amelia is a late cropping variety from June to September, Marshmarvel is an early cropping variety from May to September, peaks in June, with possible second crop later in the season. is a mid cropping variety from June to July. So better ask my Mum, how to make “Jam’n’ Jerusalem”!  because I could have a few starberries next year!

I’ve also added a few rows of , planted jerusalem artichokes and horseradish, completed moving the berry and raspberry bushes, I think the redcurrent, blackcurrant and whitecurrent, gooseberry bushes have not taken – possibly too dry.

My water butts have arrived, I’ve finished preparing the rest of the allotment to add other this week. The allotment has been bone dry, hence the need for water butts onsite to store water, we did have a wet day last week, which has helped me with not watering every day, since the rain.

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