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Harvest 2017

Posted: Today at 14:54

That's a cracking crop Hosta.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 21:44

Hi GWRS, I'm in West Kent near Sevenoaks. We're sheltered from the worst of the weather by the North Downs. This year everything has been early.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 18:58

Hi Gardengirl, we got the first half in 2010 and then 3 years later we got the half plot next door. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 14:30

Ordered some Autumn raspberries so have dug up the bed with annual flowers, coming to an end, have dug a trench and filled with manure. The soil should have settled nicely by the time the canes arrive in late autumn. Everything seems to be advanced from previous years, winter crops are ready now!

Already had some leeks, Brussels are big enough to harvest. Top growth in the parsnips is lush so I dug one to see if it had transferred into large roots. More than happy with the results.

Overall it's been our best year since taking on the allotment.

Harvest 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 13:38

 Looks like being a good year for parsnips. A bit early I know to be digging them up but thought I'd see if the luxuriant top growth had resulted in decent roots. More than happy, nice and clean. Just got to be patient and wait till we've had some frost before digging any more.

Tomatoes just won't ripen

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 18:29

From the pics it doesn't look like blight. The branches have got so heavy with fruit that they have snapped which is probably why they're going brown. I would follow Raisingirls advice for ripening.

It's quite common for the branches on bush varieties to bend and break so for next year try supporting the branches if they're heavily laden. 

Tomatoes just won't ripen

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 17:01

Have you got any pictures Pinkmagpie? A bit worried that the branches have turned brown as this may be blight. It's common that some of the lower leaves can go over,  but the fruiting branches should still be healthy.

Harvest 2017

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 14:49

Womble 54, I sow them around the middle of March and they're normally ready to plant out sometime in May. The one in the picture is an early maturing variety of Savoy. 

What to do now

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 13:43

Dove, snap

What to do now

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 13:42

If you need space for something else you can cut the heads off and hang them from a bird feeder. Birds will come to eat the seeds.

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