Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 12:20

Hi all, been off work with flu, yuk. 

Went up to my plot on Wednesday to dig up a few more parsnips for dinner,, hah, that was a right game. The clay soil is so sticky now that they wont pull out, I have to loosen the soil around them and tease them out with brute force.(I wont be beaten though!!)

Had some good news from my council officer. I wrote to ask if she could get me some more space on an adjacent plot  and she has agreed to ask next door (the guy thats never there), so who knows, might have a bigger patch soon!!

Have a good weekend 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 17:11

Hi Garden Girl, thanks, I liked your video. Should do one of my plot one day when the weather is good!. 

Kale is ok, only eat the leaves not the stalk, its supposed to be very good for you. It grows same as cabbage.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 09:46

Just had a look at your youtube video GG, you certainly have  a good stack of pallets!!

Missed out on going to the plot on Sunday as it was very wet here. Popped in last night as I was walking my dogs in that direction and picked some spinach and kale for  supper. The street lights in the road above the site gives good light this time of year so I dont need a torch. I have'nt picked any of my sprouts yet so dont know if they are any good, still got loads of parsnips, some chard, beetroots, Jerusalem artichokes and endive to tide me over. Hope its not too wet again tomorrow as its my day off, I suppose Ishould be doing my Christmas shopping!!!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:01

So glad your crisis is over Stagbeetle, that must have been awful. It does help to be buddies with your council officer. 

Went to my plot yesterday between the heavy rain and dug up some more parsnips for dinner, very happy with those as they are good straight ones  Had a hell of a job pulling them up though as the soil is so wet!!

Cut back my raspberry canes as they have finally finished fruiting. (good value plant on sale from The Range last year )

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 10:14

Hi Zoomer, globe artichokes die back so you can mulch and they will pop up again next spring. Had some for years, they are really easy to divide. so you can end up with loads. They look nice in the back of a border too.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 11:14

Ohh me too Zoomer, hope your not too flooded. Wind is going to get up to 50-70 mph  down here today 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 14:35

Went to my plot yesterday, I was only going to pop in for 1/2 hour.....3 hours later, I had mowed and edged all my grass paths, cut back or pulled up a lot of plants that had gone over, generally had a good tidy up. So much for  all those indoor jobs I needed to do!!!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 14:48

Ohhh not tried it raw GWRS, sounds interesting do they mix it with a dressing or have any other ingredients with it?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 14:04

Garden Girl, celeriac tastes like a slightly celery flavoured parsnip, I boil them with potato to make a mash. Try one from the supermarket to see if you like the taste, they are very easy to grow but mine were not  as big as the supermarket ones. Hubby loves them

Warm Autumn

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 11:47

had no heating on (boiler broke) good job its been mild ! . Found a huge cluster of ladybirds in our wooden shutters, they like to come in our kitchen this time of year.

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