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Runner Beans

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 17:39

Too early just because we have had some warm weather this week a threat of frosty night are on the way best too plant some indoors in old toilet roll inners then plant out near the end of May depending on where you live.

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 17:28

A-Z of gardening this morning really enjoyed it while having breakfast then down to the allottment to get your hand dirty and a chat will your fellow gardeners  what more could a man want on a sunday.

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:43

Here in Northamptonshire it has been so cold and wet more rain yesterday and more today the ground is just to wet they wood just rot. we are only just planting some earlies in ourer polytunnels most years we plant in early March even to wet in places inside. Not thinking about putting them outside yet lost more than half my tattles last year due the wet .

Just because we have seen the sun this weeki wood wait a bit longer or you might end up like the farmer

Seeds not growing

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 21:42

I help run a communuity allottment site we have a number of raise beds etc,  but due to the cold /snow /rainy weather more rain today and again some of the site flooded we are only planting seeds in pots/trays in ourer polytunnels hope to plant out when the weather inproves and soil dry out and warms up and hopefully we get some sun this year is a matter of waiting a little long and hope thing change

vegetables and horse manure

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 21:10

Hi Gardeners Can someone tell me which vegetable don't like being planted in beds which have recently had horse manure added   

what will you do to deal with the drought

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 20:40

On our community allottment we start in febuary installing large 1000 litre pallet tank to collect water from our huts we have manage to collect nearly 1800 litre.we have also cover areas with cardboad them wood chipping to both keep the weeds down retain water and stop evaporation.We use watering cans not hose pipes when watering so you alonely water the plants and not all the soil around them

Talkback: Chitting seed potatoes

Posted: 08/03/2012 at 21:47

Second time lucky the new lot of early potatoes are now chitting well can't wait to get them in the ground

Talkback: Chitting seed potatoes

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 21:01
Hi Rizzo
I've had the same happen to me on my community allottment Green Patch.We had 250 chitting in our large polytunnel and lost them all to the reason frost and had to start chitting a new lot>This time we are covering them with fleece if a cold night is forecast
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