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Latest posts by GWRS

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 09:16

Forgot to ask , did the purple carrots taste OK ?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 09:15

Hello , coloured veg , when we picked some Beetroot recently there was 1 White one ,

tasted fine just like Beetroot some I am going to try and find some seeds  for next year

can't grow radishes as they get bugs holes , horrible  ,"any tips " ,thought  about growing them in tubs In compost 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:00

Chick peas grow just like peas but there is only 1 pea per pod , give it go

I grow purple spuds they are " Albert Bartlett Purple Majesty " and the best bit is they keep there colour when cooked , purple mashed spuds really add some colour on the dinner plate

somebody gave me some purple sprouts hope they come good for Christmas


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 17:36

Hello everybody , we have just Harvested " chick peas " and my good lady turned them into a really tasty Hummus . Never grow them before so only put a few in , really easy to grow , will be putting more in next year , would definitely recommend them


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 08:50

Green , specially chosen because it was on offer 

Talkback: How to improve soil with green manure

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 20:58

Hello , used Green Manure last year for first time , it worked but was hard work digging it in

I have bought some more for over wintering it is Thompson & Morgan green manure mix a good all round one if you are un sure what to use , however , the last recommend sowing for winter is September for this one

another allotment holder sows mustard seed 

best of luck what ever you do 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 20:47

Hello , me and my wife are up there early , Allotment that is , for Water Duty , this mean being available in the morning to contact a hose reel and fill up water cubes or tubes 

I'm then off to watch football and my good lady is going to give our storage shed a 2nd coat of stain and stain some new gate posts

always something to do 

having to think about autumn planting 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:18

Would recommend something called "companion planting " , you can look up what likes to planted next to one another and what doesn't 

I have found it really useful for example I grow carrots with garlic and onions and unlike my neighbours , so far I have Not got carrot fly

best of luck 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:41

Hello , Salino , yes I agree bark chipping are the best and that's what I have used on paths but I don't put weed fabric down to fussy for me 

our allotment association gets Free bark Chipping's from local landscaper / tree surgeons who are pleased to get rid of it , worth a try ?


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 11:47

Salino , having cleared an allotment all the advise given is good , bit at a time 

I would recommend you strim it all down , some of the big weeds I had some 4 feet plus pulled up easily , however , now the boring bit you have to get rid of the weeds , I done a mixture of taking stuff to the local tip and burning , if you are allowed to burn  but I have to use one of those dustbins with a little chimney

the most important bit is a seat to have a break and admire what you have done

I just spent the last 2 days at the allotment , most enjoyable , best of luck

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