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weedproofing-an-allotment-or-at-least-part-of-it

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 20:46

Whatever you use it should let water through, black plastic is no good. I use a sort of woven fabric, which isn't cheap, but it lasts. I cut long thin holes for planting peas in rows, far apart big crosses in it for planting courgettes, cucumbers and butternut squashes and fairly close together crosses for planting onion sets, crosses a little further apart in rows for French beans. I leave the fabric in the winter and remove in the spring for digging and manuring, then replace it, rotating for crop rotation. I don't use it for potatoes because of earthing up or leeks because of trying to dig them up in winter. Great for tomatoes too. It keeps the moisture in and I haven't noticed any extra pest problems. In fact I think there are fewer slugs because they dn't like crawling over it. Mine comes in metre wide rolls and you peg it down with big metal staples or tent hooks.

Why don't you ask the other allotment holders where they got theirs?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 20:35

But GG we need rain really badly. Water bill will be huge. It's metered. Grass went yellow and there was a huge storm but that was nearly 2 weeks ago, no rain since.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 19:04

Hello Bev, so you are. Just popped in for a look while cooking supper. Been watering veggie garden.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:49

Welcome Felicité.

OH got back from England safely, we ate outside, then watched "Love Your Garden". He fell asleep on the sofa, will have to wake him soon for bed.

Was weeding in the veggie garden and a big grass snake slithered past but I think it was more scared of me!

dry-steep-slope

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:42

Hypericum calycinum?

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/product_images/hypericum_calycinum_L.jpg

 

onions-too-small

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:39

Did you feed and water them enough? Once the leaves are dying they don't grow any more anyway.

the-fence-the-cows-and-their-thoughts

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:37

Sorry Smokin Donkey, we are using your post as a contact medium. Hope you don't mind.

the-fence-the-cows-and-their-thoughts

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:36

Sue have you clicked on your photo and found "my messages"? I've sent it again going through your site instead of mine.

the-fence-the-cows-and-their-thoughts

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 15:27

Sue, I've sent you a private message.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 15:08

Mint is lovely in cougette and onion creamy soup, hot or cold.

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