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Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:50

Nothing from the garden on our table for xmas dinner but next yr.. heaps I hope. Although I do have lots of blackberries raspberries red current blackcurrants gooseberries and bramley apples in the freezer.

I hope I was missed?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 10:38

Glad to hear that your son is home with you.

Take care


Raised beds

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 11:39

Thanks Hosatfan1

My fellow allotmenteers are great-they can open their garden gate go straight into the plot which means they've been at it for centuries. Actually they have been really helpful and encouraging and yes its a family.Gardening will never be a chore-after a stressful day its very therapeutic and keeps me sane! My plot is a safe haven-no phone away from it all. 

I hope I was missed?

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 11:21

Really sorry to hear of your son illness I know how hard it is for you-as a nurse I feel for you and I'm sure he will get the best care and glad to know that his wife is supported too.

Did you say you are Canadian? I have rellies in Toronto and love Canada the only reason I would not live there is the cold weather! We spent xmas there once never again!!

Lots of love

Raised beds

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 11:03

The plot was in a bit of a state so have had to do loads of digging and managed to get lots of horse manure on it. At the moment I've got those anti-weeds sheets on where the veggies will go in. I like the idea of no digging and actually I think it makes sense however I really enjoy digging -its the 'feel good factor'.

Steve I agree its very daunting staring at a piece of land not knowing what to do and when to grow! I'm going to divide it up, managed to get lots of planks from builders so just waiting to put my plan in action,

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:53

What a small world Highland Jennie- your friends could very well be my neighbours! I see you used to live in Teddington-lovely area, now Highlands what a contrast!

Weather wise all settled today although I've not ventured out myself after all the excitement of yesterday.

Oh dear 'No expert' looks like it was a fun day for you today. You've just reminded me of the storm in the eighties and me trying to get to work, trees branches everywhere such devastation.

Raised beds

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:26

Thank you so much Verdun your advice much appreciated and will be taken on board.

Did make a fair amounts of mistakes this yr due to my keenness and I guess impatience to get the seeds in. So although some of the crops did well I'm pretty sure it was due to luck and not knowledge. 

Raised beds

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 12:57

Got an allotment this yr and am thinking of putting some raised beds. Looking around at my fellow gardeners there doesn't seem to be many raised beds. Or shall I just divide the plot into sections so I'll know what to grow and where? I'm still learning how to grow my veggies. Advice needed. Thanks.

Sieving A Bed for Carrots

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 12:38

I grew carrots for the first time on my new allotment this yr. They were interesting to say the least. They were tiny weird shape tasted ok but what a giggle at the dinner table.

I'll know how to plant them this year.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 12:24

NewBoy2- I know that place well, we're near the Brooklands museum. Weather behaving at the moment-grey and spitting  down, a bit windy. Lovely chaps from EA sorting out the drains etc, poor things who'd want their job?

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