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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/11/2017 at 15:59

Hi all, hope you are all well. Its ages since I last caught up with this thread. Dark nights and "home stuff" have meant not much time on the plot. I did manage to dig a bean trench for the first time and I'm filling it with kitchen scraps.Beans were very good this summer, so will be interested to see if they are any better with this method.

still harvesting parsnips, rocket, chard and kale. Brussel sprouts are a disappointment though, so tiny!

Well done on your bargain green house TyCerrig. My one at home cost me £50 second hand but about £150 in new glass!! The lady with the plot next to me is making a "Long meadow" path too, quite fancy one myself !


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 15:12

Might have to do the same with mine Zoomer but I have so little room on my plot.

Got a third place in the general section for the council allotment awards !! 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 15:31

Get well soon Garden Girl. Hope everyone is well

Spent yesterday tidying up, cutting back , mowing etc  first time for ages, seem to be very busy doing other things at the moment. 

Off to council award evening tonight, might get a prize, will let you know!! 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 12:22

Lovely photos Garden Girl!

only got about 6 butternut squashes Scroggin, they either grew really big or not at all! any tips?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 12:26

Thanks for the pinterest ideas Garden girl, lots of inspiration there

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 11:51

Hi All,

Scroggin,,I couldn't risk leaving veg outside our house, we live near a school and I would imagine there would be tomato fights!! lol

I used up 1 kilo of tomato's yesterday by making passata to put in a curry sauce,and 2 kilo's of courgettes making to Kofta's to go with it, yumm!

still picking beans, toms, courgettes. Now have a tree full of pears to cope with, any suggestions!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 15:25

Hi all,

Sounds like you are all busy. went to the plot yesterday to mow the paths, 3 hours later still on plot clearing weeds, picking crops,watering raised beds and sewing radishes and rocket.

Still munching our way through courgettes and runner beans, tomatoes just started to go red now, finished the beetroot and carrots, wish I had space to plant more.

Good luck with the shed issue Zoomer that's very inconsiderate of them!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 13:23

Spud crop was rubbish this year, I think we have weavils, looked like they had been burrowed into, some spuds ok but a lot have been got at wont plant them in the same area again just in case. Courgettes have been prolific and am giving away  rhubarb!

Good luck with your shows if entering,  

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 07:21

Garden Girl, sorry missed your post re jam have made rhubaord and blackcurrant, Strawberry and bison on Berry, gooseberry and rhubarb , gooseberry and clementine. No more jam making, although we are due to have a good Pearl harvest!!! 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 07:05

Well done GWRS for your winnings😀 

Really got into Indian vegetarian cookery, great way to use up all this produce!! Was given a recipe book called Fresh India, amazing recipies😀 

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