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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 13:01

Well done ginagibbs looking forward to seeing pics

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/02/2018 at 22:03

Hi everyone, not posted for a while, been busy decorating, the weathers been either to cold or wet to go to the plot. It started snowing whilst I was there today.

Just been catching up with everyone's posts. Glad you found yours key's Ginagibbs. I lost my mobile phone and remembered last time I used it was on the plot, found it under a table, luckily it had not been covered by snow, was surprised it still worked after five days outside.

Sowed some pea's and broad beans today, not sure if they'll germinate but it can get quite warm in the GH with the door closed.

Have some sweet pea, holly hock and daisy seedlings sown in the autumn, they could look better but I'm hopeful they will survive till the spring.

Has anyone started sowing chillies, peppers or aubergines yet... .      


New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/01/2018 at 12:54

Only just read you post Gg, I'd use black plastic, my bin has a weed membrane but only as it was to hand when I made the bays.

I'm redesigning one of my beds and going to have a nursery for first sowings and seedlings. I acquired some pallet braces, I think that's what they're called, the plan is to have at least four small beds, close to the GH.

I'll take some pics and try to post them when finished. It may take a few weeks as the weather hasn't been ideal, it was snowing here this morning. Not sure what it's going to be like over the weekend. I've started to relocate the fruit bushes to make room.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 16:49

Which varieties did you get, GWRS.

I've Sharps Express and Wilja. Will probably get a couple more  but haven't decided which.  There are two potato days coming up locally, looking forward to them.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/01/2018 at 21:31

I"be been going through my seed box, there are some flowers which can be sown from February.

Looked in my old diaries today and I've sown chillies and aubergines in February.

Garlic, onions and shallots were planted out in October 

I've some elephant garlic to plant out, haven't grown it before, 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/01/2018 at 21:09

Hi, went to plot this morning, prepared a bed as I'm going to move some fruit bushes.

Also bought some summer bulbs and some 1st and 2nd earlies.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 22:39

I first read KG mag when I had a small kitchen garden but it's more for those with a large plot. Haven't actually ordered it yet...

New Allotment - Manuring and or covering with sheeting

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 22:21

I do both.

Also, covering, first with cardboard, muck then plastic works well, the worms pull the muck into the soil whist the dark will kill the weeds due to lack of light.

In April or a couple of weeks before planting, pull back the plastic, dig the soil over removing all further weeds and leave for a couple of weeks, any weeds which grow dig out again before planting out.

Good luck and happy growing.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 13:24

The mag is kitchen garden, I fancied a change to GW mag.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 17:39

Expecting strong winds here over next few days so went to plot to make sure everything was batoned down and replaced some cracked glass in GH's.

There were quite a few plot holders there, prepping their plots ready for spring.

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