NewBoy2


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Raised beds

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 16:14

Funky Cat 1


I dont think that top soil will depreciate over a few months as it should have been "grown " and sieved by the producer.


Call the supplier and if they give you a satisfactory response about the quality then you can make an informed decision


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=375


The soil I bought was slightly orangery red in colour and was free of all stones and organic material


I made a RB 2 years ago and added compost from our allotment and it sank by 50% in a year and I am just adding 20 bags of TS next week


I made another RB 1 year ago and added alternate layers of horse manure and new top soil from the GC. Its 30 inches deep


I sowed beetroot and parsnips and carrots and they have all done well


20 " long parsnips by end of July and loads of carrots all straight and free from carrot fly


good luck FC

Scary Spiders on The Allotment

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 15:59

http://bugs.adrianthysse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Newfoundland-170-of-1818.jpg


Found one of these on a mint plant attached to a bee which I liberated.


Orrible looking thing !!

Mint leaves

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 16:30

Thanks Lou12.............just realised I need a wife to train me in this !!

Planning the Plot

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 16:28

I think I will retrain as an astronaut........it must be easier


Just been to a couple of meditation classes but could not agree NOT to hate slugs. The leader was a bit miffed re the slugs  but I suppose all humans , some politicians and men with beards is a start on my journey to enlightenment !!

tree overhanging my property?? what can i do

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:08

Have a " Quiet " word with a solicitor friend


When I studied English Law when I was boring and worked in a bank this was given as a case study and it involves ( I think ) the law of Trespass

Planning the Plot

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:04

I am half way though my 4th season and now I know every thing !!!!!


I did a plan and divided my Plot  into 3 areas and started the magical  journey of Seasonal Rotation as well as planting / sowing just what I thought I would eat 


However only Area 3 which has had onions , shallots and garlic since October has been utilised


The brassica Area 1 has a few scruffy cabages and caulies and the Area 2 has some potatoes.


Overall I have only used about 2/3 rds of the Plot


I thought being an Allotmenteer was supposed to be easy !!


I suppose this is a confessional more than an achievement post !!  

Mint leaves

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 11:57

I have pulled up a min t plant as they get every where


? What can I use the leaves for


I have dried them in the conservatory

slugs

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 11:18

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=653

Follow On 4 Onions/Garlic/Shallots

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:22

Thank you


I have some Moonlight runner beans,, Pak Choi , Radish and Bakana Chinese Salad Cabbage which I think may be OK 

Follow On 4 Onions/Garlic/Shallots

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 19:10

I have just pull all of the above in Area 3 of a 3 bed rotation plan


? What could I sow now to finish of the season whilst still maintaining the rotation of Brassicas / Roots / Others

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