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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:13

Ginagibbs , have your allotment people thought about approaching local stables for free horse manure ? Or even your self ?


Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:40

Artjak , assume the white cover to to regulate the temperature ? 

What other wines do you make ?

Still got the Demi-johns and miss bits in the loft , never known when I might have the urge to start brewing again 

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 23:04

Verdun , more slugs why not put a little notice up inviting them in

New Greenhouse

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 23:00

I had a green house a few years ago and put membrane down with slabs  down the centre and the rest gravel and grow in pots and grow bags , works well for me

the reason is that friends who have planted in the soil have had to replace the soil after a few years  

Best of luck

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 22:54

Have not made wine for many years but I remember Pear Wine made a great sparkling wine , had to wire the corks to the  bottle to stop them blowing

Would not worry about the Plum and Gooseberry wine still fermenting , it's a natural process

best of luck 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 22:45

Hello , Zoomer the  Allottment finds sounds exciting better than all the rotten wood I found on my half plot extension ,  however , it does burn well

Beetroot , we have been grating it raw on salads and cooking it as a veg with dinner , as well as Pickling

Best wishes everybody


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


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