Latest posts by Leggi

Bone meal or Fish bone and blood??

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 19:49
What an excellent thread. I have used pelleted chicken manure for the last few years to give the soil a boost before planting. I was going to use Growmore when planting various fruit bushes out this spring but have changed my mind, I'll give fish bone and blood a go instead. We're very lucky to have such knowledgable people here, thanks for everyone's input.

Green Manure

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 15:05
I used buck wheat in July last year after doing the basic soil conditioning, it's a new plot so needed a lot of digging over and hard work. It was dug back in to the soil towards the end of last year, this year is our first growing season so we've yet to find out how well it's done. We chose to use it as we didn't want the beds sitting empty whilst we worked on other things and it can't have done any harm. Sorry I can't be more use than that.

Moving Raspberry canes

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 20:26
I'm confused by your question, you say the fruiting canes have been cut back, then ask if the fruiting canes should be cut back?

Good carrot for containers

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 15:51
My guess would be that was down to the terrible weather last year rather than the carrot variety.

Good carrot for containers

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 13:32
I've grown loads of different types of carrots in containers, it's a better way of growing them because it eradicates the chance of carrot fly. Just make sure you have a light sandy soil and pick any that take your fancy and you'll be fine.


Posted: 24/01/2013 at 16:22
Ah I see, they should be clear on delivery date and stick to it then.


Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:30
So, hang on, people are buying seed potatoes then complaining that they have seed potatoes? :/

Allotment Wars- BBC1 Tuesday 22nd January

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 16:58
I wouldn't let the programme put you off, if you don't want to enter competitions you don't have to, which gets rid of the competitive nature of some of the plot holders. We've never had any problems with arson, theft or tipping on our site, I'd like to think most sites are safe friendly places too. It was unfortunate the young chap was evicted but the ground didn't look at all worked and sites are generally very very generous with how long they give new plot holder to get started. Whilst it being a nice idea and probably with the best intentions, it's not very sensible to have a plot which is left for long periods and then only used to grow pumpkins.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 11:45
Heavy snow here, just tempting everyone out for a walk...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 09:44
Very cold here but no snow yet, think this thread might be interesting over the next few days.

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