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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 11:59

Well done GWRS.


I got two 2nds and a 3rd, but only entered 9 classes and two of those were cakes.


There were a lot of entries for the cake sections. Thought my lemon drizzle cake was worthy of a place, definitely robbed there...😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 21:09

Nothing like a good down pour to kick start growth 


Just been to set out veg for the show tomorrow. Didn't enter currants or strawberries, and had been marked down for mangtout instead of onions so couldn't enter onions but the competition looked high for the onion and shallot section. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 07:23

Gg thank you, some good pics, really helpful.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 15:13

I'm entering currants, gooseberries, strawberries, onions, garlic, shallots, beans, peas, rubbarb....

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 11:30

Nowhere near ready for show on Saturday. Stuff either  small or getting over ripe. 


I've help on Friday to pick stuff, but no idea how to show it. The plan is to take pics for next year and if it's not looking good Friday just to enter cakes for that section 

What are these?

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 21:31

They could be loganberries I've  been picking them since mid June. Is the plant thornless.

Runner beans

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 22:44

I've grown french/runner beans in the same spot 3yrs running, always had a good crop.


This yr I've grown a row of broad beans in front of the french/runner beans and they don't like it, they are looking pale.


I try to rotate veg so I struggle with leaving beans in the same spot but I inherited a fab bean support structure on the allotment hence planting in the same spot .


Try a different spot and let us know how you get on. It's not to late to sow two lots of dwarf beans and compare which does better, new spot or old...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 21:30

I've foxglove which have self seeded in back garden, I'll pot some up for the plot.


Lots of fruit to harvest, gooseberries, red, black and white currants, I need to net them. Not many strawberries on new patch but lots of runners 


Was going to enter some chillies in the any other veg section, how do the  judges know I've grown them, do I leave along stem? And how many do I show would three chillies be ok. .😎

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 12:42

Good luck with the pumpkins, Gg. I have jack be little and  baby bear this yr

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:31

Hope you had a nice holiday scroggin, I find weeds seem to grow faster when you're away.


Spent the day at York Races yesterday, won in the first three races, then lost it all in the last three. 


Got my exhibitor pass today, OMG moment when I realised  looks like everything is ready this weekend, it will all be either over ripe or eaten by the birds in two weeks time.LOL.


I might just be entering a banana loaf and lemon drizzle cake😀

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