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Hi Honeywort, Like yourself we got our first allotment October last year we did the same dug over the area and added plenty of organic matter, then placed the raised bed boxes on top but we staked the corners and screwed the boxes and they haven't sunk! The stakes we left high enough to put netting over and around because of the rabbits.
Hi Richie, I went for the plug and play system
We put them on a timer. I went for
http://www.lyco.co.uk/focus-garden-stake.html One for each of my trees I wanted illuminating
I also got a joblot of led lighting from B&Q last year which we didn't pay a lot for (end of season sale) and I'm so glad I hadn't paid full price as the amount of ligfht that comes from them is rubbish! the spots from above have low voltage haligen bulbs.
Hope this helps
Yes folks husband and I are off on our Jolly's to Herefordshire in a weeks time. Could any of you recommend Gardens to visit whilst down that way?
I've planted a goji berry not sure what they grow like (it's looking quite healthy) not sure what to do with the fruit either! suppose I'll google it if I get some fruit.
there's the saying, "Never cast a clout 'til May's out" I think I'd be tempted to wait a week or two.
Hi LeifUK, I planted some All Gold end of last year they are just starting to show signs of life now. Being new to it all I'm thinking they are just making root and not expecting any fruit this year!
Thanks Fb, I'll look at them a bit closely all the ones I can see atm have little cucumbers forming. Do the male flowers tend to stay closer to the main stem?
Good morning fellow growers. This is my first year growing Fruit and Veg on an allotment. I have in my greenhouse Cucumbers (Telegraph Improved). According to the packet it's telling me to remove male flowers before they open to avoid bitter fruits. Firstly how do I tell which are male and female flowers? and secondly I thought you needed to pollinate the female to produce the fruit? I'm a little confused.
I'm one of about 3 women on our allotment and every other bloke has a different idea. Being a woman I'm following my gut instinct. after all what's the worst can happen? I'll laugh if mine grow better! I miss read my carrot seed packet, [ sew in rows 30cm (1') apart] can you see what I did?
I love this gardening game tee hee
I bought some beetroot seeds yesterday "Bolthardy" I'll let you know how mine fair