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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 13:17

Hi all,


spent a good 4 hours at the plot yesterday, watering , weeding, harvesting, mowing etc so all up to scratch again! (was feeling guilty as I hav'ent been up much lately, garden and social life taken over a bit!!) Came home with 2 big bags of produce, we are living on courgettes and tomatoes still! 


have a lovely weekend

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 15:29

Hi all, just caught up with all your posts, been working in Cirencester, so not able to access this site till my broadband is sorted there. 


Having a great year for squash and toms, will make chutney tonight as i have so many to get through. Got away with not getting blight on my outdoor tomatoes thank goodness, so will have tomatoes for some time this summer! 


we have had some rain at last,


Shed sounds impressive GG, put up some pics when you can. 


We have chickens on our site, I feed them all the slugs and snails I come across, so they cluck when they see me coming

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 09:57

well done Garden Girl, that trophy will look good on your mantle piece!! Your Dalias look beautiful, suprised you didnt get a prize for those!


 Our local  allotment society show is this weekend but I wont be entering as I have to take hubby to work, and then go and exercise the horse! 


Courgettes and squash doing really well this year, we've got loads!! made a lovely Tai curry and coconut milk courgette soup last night, followed by Halloumi cheese and veg kebabs (all from the plot ), with a spicy rice and bean dish Yum!


I had almost forgotten I was given a Nigel Slater cook book thats got some lovely veg receipts in it, so will have a go at some of his ideas tonight. Might make some courgette pickle too.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 14:54

Hi all


went to my plot yesteday and picked peas, beans beetroot, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and yet more courgettes!! Dinner was all from the plot except the salmon 0ops I've pressed something thats made it all go big lol

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 11:54

Good luck for the show Garden Girl. I have been watching Charlie Dymock too, a bit cheesy, but at least its about gardening!!


Went up to the plot Saturday night to do watering, all I had time for. Harvested some more cougettes Patty pans etc and more beetroot, all been fantastic this year. Planted more peas, had better success growing from seed in greenhouse than sowing direct. 


Made some more Panacotta's yesterday for pudding, this time served with blackberry coulis (picked from plot) yumm!!! 


thanks for the tip about roasting the artichokes GWRS


Starting to rain here now, we really need it, its been so dry lately.


have a good week everyone


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 12:49

Hi GWRS, alls well thanks. Courgettes that are not doing that well are in the bed where I had spuds. Had to take spuds out pronto as we had blight. Dug it over and added horse muck but its been quite dry although I have watered them. They did look a bit better yesterday, it might be that they need to settle in? Had a good crop off the other bed though. 


I have jerusalem artichokes too, quite like the flowers and the taste of the roots but take forever to peel!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 10:49

Hope your injuries get better GG! We are not allowed bonfires during summer months here.


I use an arch like yours GWRS to train some apple trees over. Still short at the moment though. 


Getting lots of squash, I have 2 beds and one is doing much better than the other, not sure why.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:57

Hi all, back from a 2 week break, mainly spent in the garden, or on the plot, so had a great time and got a lot done, especially in the garden, as we had a 100 yr old cedar removed a few months ago  so had to level the ground and get rid of loads of chippings etc. Garden now in full sun though so thats a bonus, and a good excuse to make new flower beds.


Plot is looking great, had plenty of beetroot, a few peas (that make it home!!) soft fruits and courgettes. a few spuds had blight so dug them all up to rescue what I could. All the other produce needs a little longer to fatten up.


Great day you must have had GWRS, never done a veg show. Will be interesting to see if I get another prize for best allotment this year (been keeping it extra neat 


Happy weekend everyone

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 15:53

Ahhhhhhggg.... we have potato blight!!! got to the plot last night having been away 2 days and there is a warning sign on the gate. Had to dig up all my tatties as its spread to mine. I am not surprised, this weather is perfect blight conditions


I'm off work now for 2 weeks so hoping this weather is going to warm up properly too, its like winter here! 


Happy gardening folks!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 14:53

Hi fruitcake, just found this thread again a few days ago too!!


seem to be dodging the rain lately, saves watering though. Made a new raised bed in the poly tunnel yesterday, at lease it was a good excuse to be undercover. Planted some toms in it. all looking ship shape now!


My spuds look as though something has made holes in the leaves, so hoping the tubers are ok.


Eating a punnet of strawberries at my desk that I picked yesterday!

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