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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 12:18

My day off yesterday was a wash out again so did'nt get up to my plot. Did go and buy a cherry tree though from Aldi for about £3 so potted it up ready to take with me next time, I will plant it near my shed so it does'nt block out too much sun when it gets bigger. It will also act as a sun shade for my 2 dogs who like lying in my shed while I'm working !.

Got some more seeds from The Range. Patty pan squash, some interesting round courgettes (cant remember names) and beetroot. I will get some seeds sown this weekend as its supposed to warm up a bit.


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 15:59

I'm with you on that Aster! There's no excuse for using your allotment like a scrap yard, you would think people would treat them with some degree of pride and care

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 12:00

Does any one use a Parasene 586 greenhouse heater? I ordered the wrong spare wick so if anyone needs one I can post it on (its the short model)

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 11:58

Hi Aster2, they will probably all come out of hibernation soon

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 09:56

Hi all, spent about 5 hours up at the plot yesterday, the longest for ages (I only went to take some broccoli and cabbage plants up to store in the polytunnel !!) Didnt see a soul there even though the weather was dry and sunny! 

Dug over and weeded quite a few areas, hard work as its so sticky at the moment, pleased to see a heavy frost this morning and its going to be -3 tonight, should break up the soil nicely

Garden Girl How many plots do you have on your site? Thats  a very big shop you have!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 11:01

Hi Aster,

I start a lot of seeds indoors or in the green house before I plant them out, I have clay soil and it takes a while to warm up.I only sow outside from late March onwards depending on the weather.

,I cover some of the ground with black plastic sheets to try and warm it up first. the ground needs to be slightly on the dry side to sow outside.You could use plastic cloches.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:37

 GG your shop looks amazing, we have a loo and tiny car park as we only have 39 plots and they are nearly all half plots. 

Aster, I think you can sow  every 2 -4 weeks, depending on the crop and how long they take to come to maturity I only ever get round to remembering when its too late so it pays to be super organised! 

pancake day

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 14:30

Couldnt be bothered with pancakes after a long day at work, made omelette instead

pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:33

I like making pancakes, its one of the few occasions you get to throw food in the air and see if it lands back in the pan and not on the ceiling/your head or the dog I dont eat them (too fattening) but hubby burns calories up, so I make chicken and avocado or just plain with sugar and lemon. Yogurt and fruit sounds nice and healthy GWRS!

Dont put too much batter in biofreak and they will  turn out thinner and nicer

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:50

Hi all, its been ages since I visited my plot but the weather has been vile and we have a lot going on at home. Went up yesterday though and I am chitting my spuds in the polytunnel as I dont have any window ledges (we have floor to ceiling windows so I would have to to put them on the floor ) Some of them had already started sprouting cos I had them stored in a bag in the kitchen!  I am amazed the polytunnel is still standing in all this wind we are having. We tied some bricks to the frame with rope so it seems fine.

I managed to cover some of my unused beds with black plastic to dry out the soil and get it warmer for sowing in a month or so's time.Roll on spring, I hav'nt sown any thing yet

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