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Barbara Harrison

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Tomatoes and cucumbers

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:20

Just go for it. I did  in my polytunnel which doesn't get full sun all day. I grow toms on one side and cucumbers on the other (rotating each year) and have had reasonable crops of both.

Coffee in the garden

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:12

I have successfully used coffee grounds as a mulch on all plants that like acid conditions and even some that don't. I also add them to my compost.

Weighing fruit and veg harvest

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 19:15

I usually judge quantity of veg from my plot by how full the freezer is and whether I need to buy anything. I'm not sure I would photographs of some things, especially root crops as I have produced some funny looking stuff! All very tasty though.

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 19:41

I keep an old fashioned paper journal mainly for the allotment. I jot down anything I think is relevant or interesting and enjoy looking back through some of the comments. I also created a word document on my laptop but it doesn't seem the same somehow.

Happy New Year Folks!

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 19:08

Happy New Year all (except slugs snails,  rabbits and any other pest).

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 15:17

I seem to work on one area at a time, dividing perennials and yes, adding to them. I use a few annuals that I grow from seed to plug any gaps in the immature bed. I have an allotment so my seed sowing etc. is mainly veg.

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 21:06

All the best to everyone.

Asparagus crowns

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:24

I bought mine from Pomona Fruits. I think the variety was Gynlim. They have taken 3 years to establish but doing ok now

feeling smug

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 10:57

My family thinks I'm mad to be so pleased about these small pleasures until I share the harvest!

feeling smug

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 20:09

There are potatoes and onions in store; cabbages waiting to be cut; parsnips and sprouts enjoying the frosts. Disasters? .... Well yes there were a few but lets not dwell on those. Soon we have a new year so we can start again. Best wishes. May your next year be as good as mine.

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feeling smug

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not easy being wildlife friendly!

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tomato recommendations

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scabby potatoes

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sacrilege or what?

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disappointing spuds

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tallish pond plant

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pea supports

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will my orchid flower again?

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chilli peppers

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getting started

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