Charlotte potatoes are out!

The first of the Charlotte lines have started to come out.

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These came from the two plants, and little hands helped to pull them out of the ground. Also — to go with the potatoes there were some beetroot.

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Approximately 30 beetroot were pulled up this afternoon, some went to the girls in the main entrance hall as usual, and a carrier bag of them went home into the garage.

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Sun flowers are doing really well also. They are well above head height now and starting to produce plenty of flowers. There will be lots of seeds for next year.

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The lettuce plants have started to begin their flowering stage as well. I hope to be able to get plenty of seeds of these plants also.

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All in all it was a very good day at the allotment. Around 3 or 4 hours maybe. It was really sunny and hot, there was hardly anybody around and I removed about 5 bags of weeds and two bags of grass cuttings. The place is now looking respectable again.

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With all the weeds now gone I have started to see a few bugs and slugs and snails. It looks like they have started now. I will have to keep my eye on that problem.

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I think I have been lucky this year up to now: they haven’t really been around I think. But they seem to be starting now …

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