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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😀 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 12:18

Hi all, had a successful evening at our local gardening completion awards, picked up 1st prize for best garden and 3rd prize for best allotment!! feeling very chuffed!! here's a few shots of the garden

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.

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