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What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 07:58

Bright and sunny start with showers forecast for later.

Do you think it is too late to pop some sweet corn seeds in the veg patch?

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 07:49

If they get a good start they should be fine, Sweetcorn will continue ripening through into October so there is plenty of time. A lot of plants are slow starting this year due to the mixed weather we've had in the South.

If you can sow a faster maturing variety like Swift that should help.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 07:09

Beautiful start to the day, off out soon with the dog before it gets too hot for her.

Whats eating the cabbage??

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:57

Sounds like slugs or snails.

Courgettes - anyone put theirs out yet?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:13

Courgettes planted today, a few more days and the squashes should be big enough too. Grown a few spares as always so will try a couple directly on top of the manure pile.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 15:55

Hi Zoomer, thanks for sending the sunny weather 😎. I live in Kent, I know we have it easy weather wise but it's been a strange mix this year.

Glad to get some plants out on the plot, almost full now, forecast for the week is good so everything should start to get a move on.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 07:36

Beautiful sunny morning here in Kent, a pleasant change from the dull and cold that we had last week. 

seed sowing

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 20:23

Hi GD, they're pretty hardy. I live in the South East on heavy clay. The plants are large enough by September to withstand any slug attacks.

They grow on a bit and then sit through the winter, as Spring develops they race ahead. I guess you could grow them under protection but they're pretty bombproof out in the garden so I don't bother. The only thing I do is pinch out the growing tips to create bushy plants.

Tomato blight?

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 18:00

It's still very early for blight, one of the symptoms is blackening of the stems.

seed sowing

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 20:59

Hi GD, yes I start them off in modules in the GH and then move them to the cold frame as soon as they have true leaves. Normally they are ready for planting around mid September, I pinch out the tips when they're around 6 in high and get lovely bushy plants the following year.

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