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Latest posts by scroggin

What's wrong with my beetroot

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:25

The soil looks very wet, once they are past the seedling stage you should cut back on the watering to encourage the roots to look for water lower down.



Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:00

Raspberry vodka, I know someone who would love that Dove. How is it made if I can ask.

What's cropping in your veg patch?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 16:51

I love this time of year as its the start of the summer season of veg straight from the garden.

For lunch we had lettuce, beetroot and cucumber in our salad and for dinner we will have calabrese, mange tout and carrots.

For afters we have raspberries and strawberries.

What has everyone been picking so far?


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 17:28

The only good thing about working away all week is finding how much everything has grown in the garden.

Tonights bonus is fresh veg from the allotment, on the menu tonight are carrots, broccoli and mange tout. With raspberries and strawberries for dessert.

Cane tops

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:09

If you know anyone who plays squash then ask them for any squash balls that get split, they're perfect for the job


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:15

Sweltering here. Took the family to the British Wildlife Centre not far from Gatwick, great to see the work they do there and you get close up and personal with the animals, especially the red squirrels who like to try and mug you looking for food.

Working away Mon to Fri and the rate of change in the garden is amazing at this time of year. Last week the mange tout peas were'nt even in flower, now they have 1" pods!

Potato flowers

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 15:10

Cracking bowl of spuds No Expert. Love this time of year, from now to the end of the year its natures bounty in the veg garden.



Posted: 07/06/2014 at 20:16

Sweetpea you can still sow quite a few things. Beetroot and carrots, lettuce, pak choi, winter radish, spring cabbage to name a few. You should still be able to get courgette and runner bean plants. Dwarf french beans can still be sown too.

Hope the weather improves for you to get out and enjoy your plot

Sweet pea heads dropping off

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:26

I have had the same problem before, normally its early in the season where there is often a big fluctuation between night and day temps. I find as the weather warms it eases.

new allottment

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:38

I'm in the get it out by hand group. My experience is that after a couple of years of graft then even pernicious weeds like bindweed and horsetail become no more a problem than annual weeds.

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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