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Latest posts by Alan4711

Potato Scab

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:48
Andy i watched Beech grove on tv this morning he said scab was soil too wet ,we lost 50/60% of all our crop this year with the same scab but it was, believe it or not twice as bad as yours and we had to throw them

Comfrey Feed

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:42
Hi Ian Flower and fidg are dead right,we make it by the dustbin load at the allotments and we all store it in old milk/coke anything bottles the bigger the better cool and dark does the trick for us,

Rainwater versus tap

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:32
Hi welsh ,all our water butts ( i have 4 x 40 gallon butts all joined up low down to get the flow to one tap on the end butt,) they are all covered and have a drain pipe going in from the shed all wildlife is kept out, we all get through a lot of water,
towards the end of summer when the butts are low we wash our tools in the butts with mild Jeyes then scrub the inside of the butts which need keeping fresh as poss as recommended by RHS and Jeyes ,any type of disease is hopefully killed off ready for the winter rains to fill them up again,this is done by all our allotmenteers that i know of. We find Jeyes good for hygiene on the allotments a can lasts me years as its only used very sparingly, Alan

Rainwater versus tap

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:41
Hi super ,there is no competition between rain and tap for plants, first choice as always rain, unfortunately i cant find any advise on old tap water from RHS but theres lots of advice on grey water and soft /boiled and such, just go RHS tap water plants ,you cant beat big butts thats the answer,keep em clean with Jeyes fluid once a year as recommended by RHS it works for all us allotmenteers,

in or out fig

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 13:02
a very nice pub , really nice friendly customers and though Kate and i are not eaters outers that often cus i like to cook ,the restaurant is really good for a pub, so i will be in touch never say no to meet new people and avapint
Cheers for now ,still raining

in or out fig

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 10:25
Dove mi duck Hello again, At last over 3 months we are exchanging this Mon or Tues .complete by Thursday, thursday nite in the Ship Mundesley and never move again i hope, many thanks for the info on mi fig (Ferdinand she calls it,she dont know there all female yet ) and im saying nothing cheers and its raining again for a change here in little ole Tenby.
Alan4711

First Allotment winter

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:36
Dont forget Dandelion makes better tea than nettle and comfrey mix it in the brew
hubble bubble

in or out fig

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:32
hi all So do you think the conservatory will be to warm for the first winter

storage during winter veg and fruits

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 10:37
Hi Beckie i found this ,i dont know how to make the connection go black and underlined so it takes you straight there like some on line do so just copy and have a look its good for freezing and saving
http://www.growveggies.net/harvesting_and_storing/storing_your_vegetables/
Alan

in or out fig

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 10:28
Morning all ,i've had some good advice on figs here and i've done loads of reading, two things im not sure of, we will have a conservatory with a radiator on normal,my fig a gift 3 months ago and is now in a 20 x20 inch pot and doing great, its 30 inches high with loads of pea size figs and some larger ones that if don't ripen i'll remove ,Now should i put it in the warm conservatory for its first winter or into an unheated greenhouse (wrapped in bubble or not) Norfolk east coast, i do realise next year into a pit Bobs ya uncle,this fig growing has really taken off iv got 7 young ones as well all looking good and figs at ten bob each here,not anymore there not Manyofem Alan

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