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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:23

Thanks GG,It is going to my local pub for their Hallowe'en night, but I think they will make soup with it. I have a smaller one  as well that I am going to make soup with,or I might try  pumpkin pie.

I do like the way that you have made your raised bed to fit into an unusual shaped space.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:21


Hi Gardengirl

This is the first time I've tried to add a photo. The red thing to one side is my gardening glove to give an idea of the size of my pumpkin. This is my first attempt at growing them,and I am quite pleased.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:40

The squash is bright yellow outside,creamy colour inside,and look like small flying saucers. They don't have much flavour,so I shall try and stuff one, and I have been told they are good in stir fry.

The rest of the allotment is going well, I have learnt a lot in my first year. Next year I wont plant so many runner beans.  Making a whole meal from veg I had grown was a wonderful feeling.

I want to try and grow purple spuds too!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:01

Really  like the idea of the different coloured veg. Have some purple carrot seed, I believe that carrots used to be  purple before they were bred to be orange.

I hadn't been to my allotment for over a week,and now I have enormous pattypan squash, lovely to look at but I have to look for recipes

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 12:14

Have had my allotment for just over a year, cleared most of it, and grown lots of different things to see which grows best. Get loads of good advice from other allotmenteers, and swap goodies. It was great finding out if the currants were red,white or black, and have gorgeous apples.

I asked the council (who own the land) if I could have the other half of my plot as it wasn't being worked,and the person renting it left it until the very last day before termination of contract ,to go and pull up brambles and put down plastic. But not plant anything. So next year I assume I shall have to clear their brambles off my plot again.

I pay £40 for half a plot, but there is water supplied,and I don't have to pay for my shed,so it is definitely more cost effective than going to the gym.

It feels like I am in the middle of the countryside, with just the birds singing and bees buzzing,but really I am in suburbia.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 19:23

This is the first year I have had an allotment and tried to grow onions,and I have had the same result as Forester2. I thought it was something to do with where I had planted them, but it seems that it wasn't just me that has had a disappointing crop. But the wet weather has produced an enormous pumpkin!

Where are YOU?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:58

I am in Surbiton, same part of the country as Scott

A little showing off and a big thank you

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:44

Doesn't your garden look wonderful,all ready for the summer. It really is a credit to all of the hard work you have put in.

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:50

Love the picture Brumbull, did you take it? Did he get down safely? (Just realised that might be a silly question if you didn't take it )

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 13:21

Just want to say that GardenJeannie has made me feel even happier than I was already, having been out in the sunshine and had a good long walk.

Isn't it lovely when all the right things fall into place for someone


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