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Latest posts by ginagibbs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:14

Hi all, Davesat, your plot looks very impressive! Been digging over any bare bits of bed and putting more horse muck on. Planted my new strawberry bed, hope I get to pick them next yr instead of the slugs, Planted some spring cabbage, there is so much whitefly here too, cant seem to get rid of them. Re grape vine, I planted one in the spring and i thought I had killed it but is has put on plenty of growth over the summer, i guess it might want pruning now. Plan to install an arch for it to grow over (its an out door variety) dont know much about grape growing either, Monty Don has some and gives advice in GW.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 12:21

EEEk tomatoes had blight so had to rip them out, never mind, had stacks of toms this year and this was the last of them. Dug over the bed ready for onion sets, quite enjoyed digging again!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 15:44

Hi all, what a lovely indian summer we are having Had 2 gorgeous days at my plot, mainly harvesting or mowing at the moment. Had to dig up all my leeks as they had rust, still taste good though,

Davesaat,your plot is coming on well 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 13:00

Sorry to hear that GWRS that's so annoying (mindless idiots).

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 10:36

Hi Davesaat, how exciting having a new plot. I would go for the big plot if I were you, mine is a half size and am  wishing it were bigger!  Is it council run? if so you can contact your allotment officer to see if they can arrange a skip for the site, we have one sent to ours when requested. Some will also help with wood chips for paths and trailer loads of horse muck, if your lucky. Good luck

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 10:26

Hey Gardengirl, I think we shall re name you Palletgirl lol    

Not much going on at my plot apart from harvesting so enjoying doing other things. Will start getting some muck now from the stables and stock piling it ready.Some plot holders have cleared their beds already, but mine are all still full of produce for the time being. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 12:52

Made roasted cherry tomato, squash and celery soup for supper, it was pretty delicious!!  

GWRS been looking for pallet collars for ages. Lots of plot holders use them for raised beds (I have one in my polytunnel) If anyone sees them for sale, please let me know

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 16:57

Hi Pat, I dont have a dehydrating machine, will have to look into getting one

Like the idea of a knitted dog coat and scarf, sounds really cute!


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 10:54

Hi all, just back from a mini break in South Devon, glorious part of the country. Had my birthday there and a wedding to go to,so it was quite eventful.

Yesterday was stunning weather and I had not been to my plot for 6 days so it was looking in need of some TLC. harvested the remaining bush beans, loads of cherry toms and some squash. Ate the first of my sweetcorn cobs last night, wow what a difference, so sweet. Some of my kale had been decimated by catapillers so fed them to the chickens  

Sown some cabbage and broccoli seeds, might be a bit late but if we get an indian summer they should grow ok.

Any one got any good recipies for celery, I have got masses of them!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:46

Dont mind mice Zoomer, I hate slugs and spiders There are a lot of cats that visit, so have not seen any mice, cats must be doing a good job!

Had a lovely afternoon at my plot on Wednesday.Had a good tidy up session, weeded and mowed the paths etc. Made 18 new strawberry plants from runners for my planned new bed for next year.

Italian Yellow bush beans have been a success with my OH, must remember them for next yr. Also got Haricots growing. My tiny apple tree is producing some fruit so should have a few apples. (scrumped some cookers from my next door neighbour at home for apple pie!!) 

Still waiting for sweetcorn to be ready. Have a good Bank Holiday folks.  

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