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Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:09

The land drain joins to another at the bottom of the garden. My problem is the black clay is so fine that drainage is slow. I'll catch up with you all later.

Very Late Spuds Indeed!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:00

I harvested a bucket full of Volunteers last September and they were lovely.


Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:58

That pic was taken Sunday afternoon, water is gone down a fair bit now but soil is very wet still.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:56

As for small growing points I mean anything that looks too small to survive in the ground or could easly get over crowded by hardier crowns, The two small pots are 6 inch and the big on e is 11 inch, so you can see how small the plants are. They will come good in a few years. I've lots of room for them to remain unproductive where others may not have the space. I try to give every plant I own every chance of survival.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:48

Jim I don't grow commercially although I probably have 40+ crowns and will divide another bed next winter.

Will give away some of these to friends and neighbours or anyone who wants them.

As for the crop i will make 20 to 30 pots of jam and will nag OH to make crumble and tarts, will freeze some to over winter, still have some from last year. Will give lots away and still not overwork the plants.

One of the girls in the office at work killed her two crowns in 2012 by over cropping so I will give her replacements.

I could never grow just enough of anything. Gardening is my only real vice, I think!

Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 16:51

This is where my brassicas will be planted later on in Spring. Might get a crop of rice first?

 That line of stones is a land drain.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 16:39

 A crown I divided in December.

The older ones on the left were not divided this year. On the right are the ones which were divided in December.

 This is the orphanage where those small growing points which fall off get rehab.


Perennial Geraniums.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 18:32

Checked the ones I mived in winter and they are sprouting. New babies yipee, much easier to deal with than the real ones!!

Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 22:47

A common problem this year. My patch of garlic seems to be doing alright but it is surrounded by what could only be called a bog.

Have to pick a new area for my first early spuds as the preferred site is waterlogged most of the time.


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 22:35

Beware the sneaky seedaholics. These are the afflicted who don't buy packets of seed like the rest of us. No, they buy all the gardening macs with free packets of seeds. Their families never realise their loved one has a problem, they just think he/she likes to keep up to date with the latest trends in gardening.

Watch out for the phantom seedaholics.

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