Sandra 2

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Feathers in Compost?

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 14:20

Haha - I could put a seat up there and everything. Maybe an old Punch and Judy Booth around it for privacy...

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 16:01

Wow! It's looking incredible. I'll have to take my camera up next time it's not bogging down!

Feathers in Compost?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 15:08

Ouch. I guess it is sterile when it first comes out - it's only after it's hit the air that it starts being icky. Not sure I'm going to be caught lugging old milk bottles of wee up to the allotment though...

Feathers in Compost?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 14:17

Haha. I'm told that urine helps break down compost more quickly. Anyone want to admit to tryint that? Does it work?

Feathers in Compost?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 13:47

Thanks guys. I'll compost them very slowly then.

Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 17:47
Hi Adam

I'm keen to grow some squash on my London allotment but I'm running out of space. I have heard you can train courgettes up a frame - can you do this with any variety or do you need a special sort? I've already bought a packet of Venus seeds.

Also can you train other squashes - like butternuts or pumpkins? If so, I'd like some recommendations...

Climbing Squash

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 17:36

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 14:13

Rosie Plum - how small do they have to be to benefit from being buried? Mine are about three inches high now, but most of that's 'leg'. I'd like to repot with most of the stem under soil - would you say that would help at this stage? 

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 12:18

I've heard Gardener's Delight is the one to go for - but as I say I'm using blight resistant Ferline F1 - no idea what it will taste like. 

Bury 'em up to their armpits, eh. Good thinking. 

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 11:54

I think they should be fine. I'm having to turn my toms on a daily basis as they keep growing towards the light. They'd better be bloomin' worth it. Last year the whole allotment got blight, so this year I'm trying a blight resistant one, which is frankly a bit weedy so far.

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