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Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:05
I will sow mine in a couple of weeks, they will be ready to plant out around the 3rd week of May, less chance of a freak frost by then.

chilli peppers

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 18:58
Thanks Stacey, I will buy some chilli focus. My plants are just a little head of Claringtons so need to get cracking.

chilli peppers

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 18:40
Hi Stacey, at what point do you start to feed your chillies. Previously I have waited until they are in fruit, should I be feeding them earlier and what feed do you recommend?

Small cucumbers. And pumpkins.

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:45
Hi Tony if you are growing outside then Market more is a reliable ridge cucumber, I also grew a variety called Piccolino in an unheated polytunnel last year which was very prolific and good flavour.
For a novelty try Crystal Apple, it produces a profusion of apple sized yellow fruits, very prolific and great flavour.
Sorry can't help with the pumpkins.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 15:47
Enjoyable day on the allotment, erected polytunnel for growing my toms,peppers and aubergines. Planted out double row of broad bean plants. Dug holes for courgettes and squashes and filled with manure. Planted out some lolla Rossi and little gem lettuce. Rhubarb ready for picking so looking forward to crumble soon.

First Year Rhubarb

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 15:10
If it throws up a flower stalk cut that off as it will sap energy.

Melons and cucumbers

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 18:02
Hardening off means that you allow plants to gradually acclimatise to being outdoors before planting out. If you have the plants indoors place them in a cold greenhouse, poly or coldframe during the day. If the nights are cold bring them back inside, after a few days you can leave outside during the day and just give them protection at night by placing back in the poly or cold frame, once you feel the weather is settled with night temps above 10 degrees you can then leave them outside for a few days and nights. Once planted in the ground keep an eye on night temps and provide cover if necessary. There is lots of info on the RHS website which should help you along

Melons and cucumbers

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:44
Agree with Bekkie, think you may have put them out too early. If you have seed left then resow them and look to plant them out at the end of May beginning of June. For the best results I would grow them in a greenhouse/polytunnel

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 18:19
Hi Gardengirl, I wouldn't worry too much about the condition of the plot, its surprising how over a couple of years you can transform such areas. As others have said, little by little is the way.
I would have concerns on the security though, have a chat with others on the plot and see what the issues are before committing to it.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:15
Dug over remaining area on allotment, sowed parsnips and pricked out some tomato plants.
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