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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 17:05
Its so nice to be able to enjoy the fruits of all the hard work that goes into the allotment.
Came back with runner beans, carrots, celeriac, toms, beetroot, kohl rabi, cabbage, Florence fennel, courgettes, aubergines, bell peppers, lettuce, sweetcorn and cucumbers.
Its definitely been one of the best years for veg that we've had on this allotment.

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 19:24
Grew Zinnias for the first time this year, fantastic display and a great cut flower too, all from a packet of seeds from Lidl.
Among the new veg grown was a variety of Cucumber called Crystal Lemon, perfect size for eating on its own as a thirst quencher. Aubergine 'Baby Rosanna' has been a fantastic cropper.


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 19:10
Family came round and after a lovely visit to Great Comp garden we had lunch at home, picked the first sweetcorn of the year, very scrummy.

sowing seed for next year

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:13
We have sown Wallflowers, Sweet Williams and Bellis daisies plus delphiniums and foxgloves. I will be sowing my sweet peas in October along with some broad beans on the allotment.


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:06
Morning all, family coming over today and we're all off to Great Comp garden so might be returning with some Salvias from their nursery....
Hope everyone has a nice day.

New Allotment but what to grow now?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 14:09
Hi Janetclaire,

Japanese onions are a good idea and shallots too, I would go for sets myself, you've still got time to plant some winter cabbage if you can find some plants in the GC, also you've just got time to sow some spring cabbage to overwinter and it will be ready for spring greens in April or hearts in May/June.
If you like broad beans you can sow Claudia Aquadulce in Oct/Nov to overwinter and produce an early crop which may beat the blackfly.
Turnips and late salad crops like Chinese cabbage can be sown now, they are fast growers so will be ready before the frosts.
You can get some bare root fruit bushes in the autumn too and plant some rhubarb too.
Hope that's given you some ideas, I'm sure there will be many more along soon.Hopefully you will get as much enjoyment from yours as I do from ours.


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:15
Morning all, wet and windy here in Kent. Have been working away for a couple of weeks, my better half has done a grand job of watering and picking on the lottie. Cant believe how much things have grown, our squash patch looks like its vying to take over the whole allotment.
Shame the Beth Chatto day was called off but very much the right decision, hope everyone gets a chance to visit it soon, when I lived in Essex it was a lovely garden to visit at this time of year.

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:04
Its been a good year so far, its started well with good crops of broad beans and peas and is continuing with all the root crops and brassicas(with the exception of caulis, didn't water enough) doing well. Celeriac has good size roots for this time of year. Overall probably the best year since we took over this allotment 4 yrs ago.

Revived Rhubarb

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:40
Just planted some rhubarb plants grown from seed this spring. Very impressed at how easy they are to grow this way, looking forward to a bumper crop in a couple of yrs.

It's my birthday

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:35
Very late belated best wishes Philippa, hope you had a great day.

Discussions started by scroggin

Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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