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Barlotto beans - to freeze or not to freeze

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 00:43

I'm very jealous, with the weather being the way it was last Spring we only planted a few. Delicious in soups and casseroles. I haven't done it myself but if you want to I'd suggest podding then freezing before drying (and sharing your growing tips )

 

 

Wine making

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:53

You two have started early 

Potato problem

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:50

That's the problem I've found trying to grow potatoes for Christmas, it might help if you can grow them in a greenhouse, but outside I've not had any luck.

marmande-toms

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:39

That's good to know, daytime temps are around 20c with nighttime falling to 13 or so. If they're needing more warmth than that I can bring them in to a small but sunny propagator, or inside of course. 

marmande-toms

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 00:53

Thank you both, should I ripen the biggest fruit on the windowsill now then? There's a wet spell coming and I'd like to have one year where blight didn't ruin the entire crop.

Dove, no I haven't removed the tops yet (oops), but there aren't many new flowers so I haven't been too bothered about that. Have taken your advice and only fed every two weeks though.

Next spring the greenhouse will be going up so I hope to pester you both with a whole load of new dilemmas, if you'll humour me!

where-did-everyone-get-there-veg-seeds-from-this-year

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 00:08

I wait until a bit later in the year and most GC's push their seed prices right down, this year all of my allotment veg is from 50p reduced packets from the end of last summer (later reduced to 10p). Wilko's and the other low cost stores mentioned already are great too.

you-know-why-we-do-this

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 01:07

Picked some lettuce and onions earlier myself. Had a wander around and then picked all the sweetpea flowers for my grandmother. I was heading back to the car when I spotted beautifully plump raspberries, so stopped for a while, had a mini-feast and watched while the sun slowly dropped down below the hills in the distance.

Beautiful things these allotments of ours, both in terms of what they produce and the wonderful moments when they make you stop, listen, admire and taste all the things that we've worked hard for. Bliss.

marmande-toms

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 00:53

I just need a little advice, this year is my first growing these tomatoes (and outside open to the elements too), how much cutting back can they take? I have lovely big green tomatoes on them but obviously the sun and warmth need to get in to ripen the fruit, but at the moment they're sheltered under a canopy of greenery. I've been a little scared to cut back, apart from the bottom stems of course, how much should I lop off?

The Alicante are looking delightfully promising too.

mildew-on-aquilegia-leaves

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 00:05

Mine too, is it best to cut them all back?

winter-potatos

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 00:40

I tried last year but the exceptional wet we had (and the lack of any undercover space inside) meant that blight got them before they were anywhere near ready. I would try again if I had a greenhouse that I could move them to when the weather is less than ideal, and in sacks as mentioned above. It's my understanding that varieties sold around now for harvesting at Christmas are first earlies, as they'll take at least 12 weeks to grow. 

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