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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 11:15

There's a good youtube feature on growing Ginger. worth a look! Fancy growing some myself as I do a lot of curries.

Must go and water tonight its been sweltering here, poor French beans were looking a bit stressed out!

Harvests have been amazing this year, bumper crops of fruit and veg, made a ton of jam. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 11:01

Hi all, been very busy with garden at home and plot, have entered parish garden competition and allotment association comp too, not sure how well I will do , but worth a try!

I work next door to florist warehouse so got loads of plants cheap to brighten up the garden!

Made 20 jars of jam, so much soft fruit this year, cant eat it all!!still got heaps left so wont need to buy any this summer.

new raised beds have been great, for carrots especially. Put broad beans in them too and had a good crop. Hope all is well, happy gardening!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 11:45

Dreadful news in Manchester Garden Girl, so sad for the victims and their families.

Lovely weather here, had a good session yesterday afternoon, planted out some courgettes so hope we don't get a late frost. Peas, beans, Brussel sprouts and broccoli all in now too.  !  Only a few gaps to fill. Found yet more pallet collars for raised beds so filled them up with the courgette plants.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 18:26

Good news Rosemummy,  can you take a photo so we can see what your plot is like.  Then can advise re  fruit trees. Going up to mine tonight,  we have had rain so hopefully soil will be soft  enough to dig and plant some brassicas. Got some peas to put in too. 😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 16:09

Lots of rain here too, sweetcorn finally starting to germinate, still no peas!

have a good weekend all

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 22:05

Gers,  lost a lot of peas this season,  wonder if it's mice too,  struggling to get any going! 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 16:46

Hi all, been off work for a week so not looked at messages, sounds like you've all been very busy. Still decorating indoors but managed a good few hours at the plot. Found some more pallet collars so made 2 raised beds inside the polytunnel and planted my tomatoes in them. Sowed beetroot, carrots, spring onions and broad beans in the others. GG I have 4 big dug over beds that I rotate, thanks for the tip re polytunel tape, I will look online for it.

Peas seem to be taking forever to germinate this year, feel like I am behind!! think I'm going to get a bumper harvest of soft fruit though so next job is netting them.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 15:23

Hi all. Had a bit of light rain last night after I had got the hose pipe out!! water buts are empty too GG

Took some photos

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 12:18

Hello everyone, hope you are all well. Does anyone have any suggestions for mending rips in polytunnels? mine has split open, have tried gorilla tape but it doesn't work for  long, was thinking of stitching it back together, new covers cost about £50!

Was given some nice rustic bean poles so will grow some runner beans this year(not my favorite) Lots of sowing done and seeds coming up, running out of room now!

Found 2 more pallet collars so made another raised bed and we had 2 deliveries of wood chipping so got my paths all renewed.

Good luck with your new plot Learnincurve, my plot is a 10 min walk from my house, luckily we have sheds though 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 11:45

Hi all, it rained all day yesterday so my plans went to pot.  Got another 8 bags of horse muck down though for my new raised beds, Sowed more sweet peas and some broad beans. Tomatoes are now ready to prick out, looking a bit leggy now not grown chick peas, might give them a try this year.

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