I'm feeling a little unfocussed about a lot of things right at the moment. For the food-growing, at least, one solution to this is to make a list of what I need to do before the end of November.
- broad beans, meteor pea, early dwarf pea. Probably one lot of each this week, and another lot in a fortnight.
- more kale and mustard greens; the germination rate for the last lot was a little low. In fact I may start these off inside, then move to the balcony, then plant out in the cold frame on the allotment.
- more raspberries!
- dig up the rest of the damn potatoes.
- sweetcorn and squashes.
- Tidying up:
- finish cutting back the blackberry.
- cut back the autumn rasps, once they're actually finished (still going at the moment!).
- check for any seed that can be saved.
- build the cold frame for the mustard greens and kale. I want to at least start this this weekend.
- get more planks down for the raised beds.
- finish deconstructing the pallets so they're out of the way.
- dig over the compost heap, incorporating some of the blackberry cuttings.
- amalgamate the extra compost heap (mostly consisting of blackberry cuttings...) into one location.
- go out to collect leaves from the park for mulching down (needs to happen soon; easiest way to do this would be to use one of my old compost bags & take it round the park when I go round with the dog!).
- keep reading the Permaculture Book and actually take some notes.
- ? another batch of salad veg? Don't have any more room in the cold frame though!
- maybe some meteor peas.
- keep eating the salad leaves.
- dig up the potatoes.
- Tidying up:
- sort out all the old pots and work out where they should go.
- work out where to put the salad veg cold frame that isn't "on top of the wormery".
- bring the basil inside.
- take up the dead peas.
- the best thing I could do this month, I think, is establish a routine of checking up on the balcony daily.
- decide what to do about the wormery - the answer probably is "dig some worms out of the allotment compost heap and relocate them".
Ha, turns out that that's quite a lot of things to be going on with.